Partycrasher - A Wilhelm Scream
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  • Summary: The first release in six years for the Massachusetts punk band was produced by Trevor J. Reilly and Mike Supina.
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  1. Place A Wilhelm Scream into whatever brand of punk genre there is, it doesn't matter. It is unquestionably the best album released this year in whatever genre you choose
  2. 80
    Partycrasher isn’t a comeback record or a return to form. If anything, it’s a loud affirmation that A Wilhelm Scream are still one of the most creatively engaging and thoroughly fun and exciting bands in punk.
  3. Dec 17, 2013
    80
    Partycrasher is still overflowing with singalong moments and air guitar opportunities that should remind you why A Wilhelm Scream are one of the best punk bands we’ve ever had.
  4. Dec 17, 2013
    80
    Its cleaner, more ferocious tone does this batch of songs well, pushing them back closer to their genius Nitro Records days.
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  1. Jul 28, 2014
    10
    Alas dear Wilhelm! Tas been too long.

    So it took me a surprising amount of time to really get round to listening to this record properly
    but my god am I please I finally have! With A Wilhelm Scream taking a rather lengthy gap between their studio follow up to their self titled EP I must admit I lost momentum somewhat with my following of their progress. What a gut shot wake up call this album has been though.

    Whilst I enjoyed Career Suicide there were moments where I found myself less engaged than during the lofty heights of Ruiner however Partycrasher marks the perfect balance between their back cataloge and their more direct rock sensibilities they've recently been pursuing. There isn't a single song on this album that warrants a skip! (a talent this band seem eerily capable of with every release!)

    This album has it all, awesome melodies and the trademark awesomeness of the harmonized guitars used just often enough to be tasteful and not overdone. The band are definitely at the top of their game as far as song writing goes this time around, there's plenty of diversity and songs such as Sassaquin offer a rather different more melodic side to the band. Oh and those riffs in Hairy Scarecrow...just wow! The added screamy vocal dimension in one or two songs adds some intensity which doesn't go amiss and truly serves to push things to the limit.

    This album has re-invigorated my zeal for the band and I honestly can't wait to hear what they follow it up with even if I was a little late to the party.......crasher. (Di dum Chi!)
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