We first heard from Wraiths last year when they dropped their debut “Collective Paranoia EP.” That record introduced us to James Allan and Colin McKellar, a duo of veteran Scottish producers with a sound born equally of the Acid House and Hardcore Metal worlds from whence they each came (respectively).
Since their debut, Wraiths have delivered a series of follow-up singles and the wildly adventurous EP “Midnight Son.” On that record we were introduced to vocalist and third Wraith, Neil Skinner (Active Force, Public Domain). Now a trio, Wraiths have created a unique sonic world built on a foundation of Metal guitars, fiery political commentary and their collective love of the legendary bass synthesizer, Roland’s ubiquitous TB303.
“Call for Revolution” is the latest single from Wraiths, released worldwide to all major streaming services on December 10, 2021. The track opens on pulsing synths and a combination of analog and electronic drums as a sampled male voice recites the opening lines from the US Declaration of Independence. Soon the track explodes into a louder than bombs mix of Metal guitar riffs married to a bangin’ Industrial groove. Allen and McKellar create a massive wall of Heavy Rock power and dark Hard Techno vibes while Skinner delivers a defiant fist-pumping anthem.
The singer chants, “We don’t mean shit to them” over a track that musically and lyrically mixes the Electropunk attitude of The Prodigy with the socio-political conviction of Rage Against the Machine. Wraiths reclaim the revolutionary mantra of the US founding fathers and make their own international declaration of independence from oppression.
Check out “Call for Revolution” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with the band. Get on their socials and dig into the incendiary sounds of Wraiths.