Album Review: American Wrecking Company “Everything and Nothing”

Release Date: August 18, 2017

American Wrecking Company
Album: Everything and Nothing
Label: Pavement Entertainment
Genre: Metal
Release Date: August 18, 2017
4.0/5.0

 

Washington’s own American Wrecking Company is a metal band from the Seattle area many here know of. For those of you who’ve yet to hear of them, now is your chance to share the music of one of Seattle’s loved locals.  What can you expect?  From the start of the self titled track “Everything and Nothing” there is a brutal display of metal that will make you want to get up on your feet, bust something and hide your children for their own safety.  Don’t be swayed by the brief interlude into the first track, this is not a motionless lullaby, this is a brutal assault of metal that’s going to get up in your face fast.  The music is angry and aggressive with tempos full of angst.  The vocals are equally matching.  Lots of rage in vocalist TJ Cornelius‘s vocal tone that will work you up until you start screaming gutturals along with him.

American Wrecking Company is going to make you take a second listen right away.  The bass lines and the crazy riffs are unique and memorable.  While I pretty much completely dig this album, there are a couple of the songs on the album that for me were a little slower than the rest of the album that I really wished were equally aggressive as the rest of the tracks.  That’s my reasoning in a 4.0/5.0 score on this release.  Some of you will certainly disagree with me on not being thrilled by the slower tracks, I totally expect that.  Music is subjective and that’s my take.

All in all, this album is a solid metal release and a banger of an album for a first label release.  I would recommend that metal fans looking to add some new music to their catalog grab a copy of Everything and Nothing.  I’ve linked the order link below.

Everything and Nothing Tracklist:
01.  Everything and Nothing
02.  From Grace
03.  I Wont’s Listen
04.  Health For Wealth
05.  The Burning
06.  Purge
07.  Enemy
08.  Beautiful Life
09.  Mad By Design
10.  Day of Shame

Check out the first single from Everything and Nothing

You can pre-order here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/everything-and-nothing/id1253139964

About American Wrecking Company
American Wrecking Company is a fusion of many influences from Metal, Punk, Rock and everything in between. The camaraderie and mutual love for making music, AWC lays down infectious rhythms, choruses and face-pounding verses. The music combined with a stage presence seldom matched, American Wrecking Company leaves fans with an insatiable appetite for more.

The band is comprised of founder Jeff Bloomfield, who is endorsed by Spector and considered one of the “heaviest bassists” around. Randy Bebich (rhythm guitar) and Ben Reynard (rhythm & lead) are both endorsed by DBZ Guitars and Diamond Amps. The duo is known for their highly creative approach and excellent twin-guitar attack. Drummer Dylan Hickey brings an intense and positive energy to the mix. Vocalist T.J. Cornelius rounds out the lineup with a voice that calls upon the legends of metal who came before him.

The band has opened shows for Hatebreed, Fear Factory, Motorgrater, Act of Defiance and Mushroomhead; and has toured extensively across the western portion of the U.S.

American Wrecking Company is a machine that delivers an entertaining and “can’t be missed” live performance.

American Wrecking Company is:
TJ Cornelius – Vocals
Randy Bebich – Guitar
Ben Reynard – Guitar
Jeff Bloomfield – Bass Guitar
Dylan Hickey – Drums

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