Rainbows in the Dark: Wailin Storms – “Shiver”

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We talk about plenty of metal here at Nine Circles, but we also enjoy music from other genres. “Rainbows in the Dark” is our outlet to explore those other types of sounds and share them with you.

Originally self-released all the way back in 2014, Wailin Storms sophomore EP, Shiver, was recently reissued by Magic Bullet Records. And that’s a good thing, because the EP deserves any and all attention that it gets. In a sea of Danzig and Cramps impersonators, Wailin Storms manages to stand out as a must-listen. 

While the psychobilly label is sure to be applied to Wailin Storms, the band is so much more than a generic darkened rockabilly band. Comparisons to bands like Samhain, 45 Graves and The Misfits are sure to predominate the conversation surrounding Shiver. But there’s more than just their combination of darkwave, death rock and a near-perfect rebirth of a young Danzig; Wailin Storms sounds like they’ve come straight out of a swamp.

All told, Shiver makes for a really promising listen. Wailin Storms’ straight-ahead style of swamp rock is a perfection of the psychobilly genre. And at just under twenty-three minutes, you don’t have to invest too much time for them to sink in. So give it a spin — or six.

-Manny-O-War

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