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White Ward - Love Exchange Failure

8.3 | 142 votes |
Release date: 20 September 2019
Style: Post-metal, Black metal


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01. Love Exchange Failure
02. Poisonous Flowers Of Violence
03. Dead Heart Confession
04. Shelter
05. No Cure For Pain
06. Surfaces And Depths
07. Uncanny Delusions

Top 20 albums of 2019: 19

Yurii Kazaryan - guitars, vocals
Sergei Darienko - guitars
Evgen Karamushko - drums
Andrii Pechatkin - bass, vocals

Session musicians
Dima Dudko - saxophone
Stanislav Bobritskiy - keyboards

Guest musicians
Vitaliy Gavrilenko - vocals (track 5)
Renata Kazhan - vocals (track 6)
Ivan Kozakevych - vocals (track 7)

Additional info
Recorded at Checkpoint Studio and Lipkyzvukozapys.
Mixed and mastered by Anton Riabchenko.
Cover and artwork photography by Luke Pownall.

Staff review by
Futility Report was one of the most intriguing debut albums of this almost-completed decade, a beguiling black metal album with elements of prog, post-metal, post-hardcore and blackgaze, notable due to its intelligent use of soulful saxophone, effective synthesis of several distinct styles and mature song structures. Two years later, White Ward have unleashed their sophomore effort on the world - does Love Exchange Failure live up to the promise of its predecessor?

published 22.09.2019 | Comments (7)

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26.09.2019 - 14:23
Rating: 8
Interesting stuff here. very nice how they incorporated piano, and saxophone is nice to hear in metal too, excellent work. great vocals and drums, this band just sounds so tight and clean. needs more listens but seems like another new fav.
03.10.2019 - 15:34
Rating: 9
ex-News Man
Damn, the saxophone and black metal is a sexy combination I love the jazzy vibes here...
26.10.2019 - 17:36
Au Pays Natal
Written by Paz on 03.10.2019 at 15:34

Damn, the saxophone and black metal is a sexy combination I love the jazzy vibes here...

Thanks for the rec Paz. Interesting stuff!
03.02.2020 - 04:45
Rating: 8

Putting a sax in metal has become so commonplace now. And boy does it do wonders for this album. The black metal in itself is not half bad, it does have its moments here and there. The first song is especially amazing. The rest of the tracks kind of collapse into each other.
Leeches everywhere.
05.02.2020 - 18:58

This new wave of 'hipster' black metal bands has been the best breath of fresh air for the genre. Can't wait to see what these guys do next.
23.02.2020 - 13:57

Gonna give it a try.
I listen to metal before you were even born...
09.03.2022 - 00:00
Rating: 10
Meat and Potatos

Apparently there was going to be a new album this year, but the plan got ruined because of the war.
I hope they survive...
Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.

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