William Control – Revelations Part 1: The Pale [REVIEW]

With a different concept in mind of splitting up an album into four EP’s, William Control have released their first instalment to the ‘Revelations’ series. The first EP released most recently, titled ‘The Pale’ will hopefully give you an insight into where the band are going with this and how they will use this to their advantage of bringing you in.

The first half of the EP shows off their true electro-rock side, but the first track ‘The Monster’ sounds immediately like something out of a cyber-goth rave. The vocals come through with soft piano with the lower octave singing voice being a nice fit for what is coming across. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really show off much other than William’s vocals and the underwhelming backing track. The second song has a new wave feel towards its presentation. Much like Depeche Mode had for their infectious electronic programming, WC manages to bring that a bit more with this track. It would definitely have its place in a dark, artsy film or as a AMV on YouTube.

Following this, the second half of the album follows this stride and produces more synthpop on a more darker scale. Its wobbling melody lines and more focus on the vocal harmonies are pushing this EP a little bit better, but other than hearing the main structure of instrumentation for a few bars, it just doesn’t feel as exciting as you feel it might be. Closing on the fourth and final track titled ‘Mother Superior’ which could transport you straight back to the 80’s with its synthpop/new wave grasp with feeling like something David Hasselhoff would sing along too. A good track nonetheless, it closes this average album on a teensy bit of a high note.

A lot of people would wish that William Control should have stayed with the punk side of his music with bands like Aiden and after this EP, some peoples arguments could be backed even further. Even though he might not enjoy that style anymore, it’s much more captivating and exciting piece of music he has created and disappointingly, its not going to do him any favours.

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Release: 14th October 2016
For Fans Of:
Depeche Mode / New Order
Label: Control Records

Depeche Mode announce first leg of World Tour, starting May 2017

Brace yourselves everyone. One of the most influential artists of todays age, Depeche Mode, have announced that they will be bringing their music all around the world again with the first leg taking place in Europe. Starting in May with Stockholm, Sweden, the group will be going across 21 countries over the space of two months to bring you their classic hits as well as songs you might not expect. You can check out the tour dates below!

May 5 – Stockholm, Sweden – Friends Arena
May 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
May 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
May 12 – Nice, France – Stade Charles-Ehrmann
May 14- Ljubljana, Slovenia – Dvorana Stožice
May 17 – Athens, Greece – Terra Vibe Park
May 20 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Štadión Pasienky
May 22 – Budapest, Hungary – Groupama Aréna
May 24 – Prague, Czech Republic – Eden Aréna
May 27 – Leipzig, Germany – Festwiese
May 29 – Lille, France – Stade Pierre-Mauroy
May 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Telia Parken

June 3 – London, United Kingdom – London Stadium
June 5 – Cologne, Germany – RheinEnergieStadion
June 9 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
June 11 – Hannover, Germany – HDI Arena
June 18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund Stadion
June 20 – Frankfurt, Germany – Commerzbank-Arena
June 22 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion
June 25 – Rome, Italy – Stadio Olimpico
June 27 – Milan, Italy – Stadio San Siro
June 29 – Bologna, Italy – Stadio Rentao Dall’Ara

July 1 – Paris, France – Stade de France
July 4 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins-Arena
July 6 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live Festival
July 8 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive Festival
July 13 – St. Petersburg, Russia – SKK
July 15 – Moscow, Russia – Otkritie Arena
July 17 – Minsk, Belarus – Minsk-Arena
July 19 – Kiev, Ukraine – Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
July 21 – Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy
July 23 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania – Cluj Arena