Have you ever listened to an album and it related with you on a personal level? Isn’t that what the music we listen to is supposed to do, connect with the audience and speak to their souls? That is exactly what Michigan rockers, Wayland did with me when I listened to their new release of Rinse & Repeat.
Honestly, I received this record a few months ago and I got caught up listening to it so much that I forgot I had to write a review of it, but let’s dive into this 14-track, 54-minute release.
The one track that stuck out to me the most throughout this release was, “All Rise”. The lyrical content was what hooked me, and I literally kept coming back to this record for this reason. I think that vocalist Mitch Arnold has a voice and a writing ability that resonates with the working-class listener. His song writing relates with the everyday working class, blue collar factory worker, which I think is something that the listening audience is missing in the rock world. In a time of meaningless lyrical content, I think that Wayland offers something different, something that people will feel.
Instrumentally this record has heavy riffs, punching drums and squealing solos, which fits perfectly with the tone as a whole on this release. Rinse & Repeat isn’t just an opportunity for the band to show off their skills with their instruments, it’s also a showcase for the songs as a whole.
Overall, I honestly can’t say enough good things about this small-town band and the incredibly large sound that they have managed to produce with this record. The lyrical content is solid along with the masterful musicianship is something that I think will help bring this band to a whole new level when the album drops on September 22, 2017. I know I say this a lot, but you won’t want to miss this one when it comes out, Rinse & Repeat is probably one of the best albums that have hit my speakers this year.