WRISTMEETRAZOR have today released their second full length album, Replica of a Strange Love, via Prosthetic Records. The four-piece metalcore group’s sophomore album serves to illuminate the darkest corners of their every nightmare and represents a nihilistic plunge headfirst into an intoxicating mix of death, sin and romance.
Listen to Replica of a Strange Love via Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.
Order Replica of a Strange Love here.
Speaking on the album’s release and visualizer, the band comments: “It’s been a long journey getting to release day. We hope you enjoy the stream and hearing all of the songs within the full context of the record.”
Replica of a Strange Love is a modern take on metalcore; building on the foundations of their past to leave a shimmering trail of visceral energy in their wake. Isaac Hale of Knocked Loose made his production debut on the album, and also made a cameo on the first single, Last Tango In Paris. The album was engineered & mixed by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording Studios, before being mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Through his lyrics, Justin Fornof deconstructs his own psyche in the wake of Misery Never Forgets, observing heartbreak through a philosophical lens. Replica of a Strange Love is introspective, utilizing the work of Nietzsche, Foucault, LaVey and more to make sense of human reactions and sociological phenomena specific to ongoing events. Hopeless romanticism is the past – personal philosophy is the present.
From their roots as a DIY band – Jonah Thorne started WMR as a solo project before joining forces with Justin for his creative vision before later welcoming Bryan Prosser and Tyler Norris for their eclectic skill sets and artistry – WRISTMEETRAZOR have blossomed into a force to be reckoned with. Still driven by the desire to get down in the dirt in a live arena, expect to see this four piece in a town near you as soon as is possible.
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Praise for Replica of a Strange Love:
“It’s an intoxicating formula that’s as focused on working its way under your skin as knocking out your teeth.” – Kerrang!
“Nailing a blend between modernity and nostalgia is quite a challenge. On Replica Of A Strange Love, WRISTMEETRAZOR are up to the task.” – Distorted Sound
“…the best part about Replica of a Strange Love is just how smart and savvy this record is at conveying the best parts of a lost metalcore era.” – New Noise
“Swings for the fences with a thrilling new take on metalcore that works in elements of ’90s screamo, downtuned nu metal, bellowing gothic metal, and more” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Low-end riffs will liquidate your bowels if you play them loud enough” – Stereogum
Watch the previously released videos for Replica of a Strange Love:
Last Tango In Paris (featuring Isaac Hale of Knocked Loose)
Anemic (The Same Six Words)
This Summer’s Sorrow II: Growing Old In The Waiting Place
Replica of a Strange Love tracklist:
1. Our Distress Entwined
2. Last Tango In Paris
4. Nietzsche Is Dead
5. Love’s Labor’s Lost
6. Anemic (The Same Six Words)
7. Eyes of Sulfide
8. Dies Irae
9. 99 & 44/100
10. A Fractured Dovetail Romance
11. This Summer’s Sorrow II: Growing Old In The Waiting Place
12. All The Way Alive
Justin – Vocals / Bass
Jonah – Guitar
Tyler – Guitar
Bryan – Drums