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  • Artist(s): Ben Greenberg, Michael Berdan
  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for the New York City-based industrial metal duo of vocalist Michael Berdan and Ben Greenberg.
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  1. The Wire
    Jun 2, 2017
    80
    The threat of salvation has never sounded more eerie. Wake In Fright is about the horror of being too much alive, the horror of all the things people do to escape life while forgetting that any attempt at running away from existence only results in a tightening of its shackles. [Apr 2017, p.
  2. Jan 26, 2017
    80
    Uniform’s American nightmare is relatable and honest, revealing the dangers of dependency, the want of escape, and the problematic effects one can experience while trying to end that bond. One can’t say that there’s hope within the contents of Wake in Fright, (one might even say it’s a tad overwrought), but it’s a story worth telling nonetheless.
  3. Jan 25, 2017
    80
    With Fright, both have found new sides to themselves: Greenberg tapped into his inner metal kid, but Berdan has taken the self-apocalyptic energy of his past and turned it into a weapon for redemption and moving forward, much like Negative Approach did in the ’80s.
  4. Feb 10, 2017
    80
    As it stands, Wake In Fright is a misanthropic social/personal/political blank cheque as bleak in outlook as it is righteously harrowing in sound. It’s 2017, and life’s a chasm. Uniform are staring right in.
  5. 75
    The album digs for transcendence by jackhammering away at the ills and addictions that afflict individuals and hold us back collectively. Uniform’s journey to zen through anger leads to draining music for the morning after.
  6. Magnet
    Feb 14, 2017
    75
    Thematically, vocalist Michael Berdan mines the issues, burdens and neuroses for lyrical content that spans an overdriven line between unsettling experience and triumphant discharge. [No. 139, p.61]
  7. Jan 25, 2017
    70
    Terrifying and violent, Wake in Fright is a perfectly logical response to the state of the world.

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