WILL HAVEN: Carpe Diem CD Check video w. Chino Moreno (lead singer of Deftones)

WILL HAVEN: Carpe Diem CD. noise metal band hardcore. Check video w. Chino Moreno Deftones lead singer


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Carpe Diem is the third studio album by noise metal band Will Haven, released in 2001 by Music For Nations and Revelation Records.

Label: Music For Nations ‎– CDMFN 269
Format: CD, Album   (disc and booklets = mint condition)
Country: UK
Released: 2001
Genre: Thrash, Hardcore, Nu Metal, crossover
1 S.H.R 1:08
2 Saga 4:11
3 Carpe Diem 3:46
4 Bats Lyrics By – Courtney Avenell 7:26
5 Dressed In Night Clothes 3:39
6 Dolph Lundgren 3:20
7 Finest Our 4:46
8 Alpha Male 4:23
9 Miguel Encontro La Fe Otra Vez 4:36
10 Moving To Montana Lyrics By – Courtney Avenell 8:58

Copyright (c) – Revelation Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Revelation Records
Licensed From – Revelation Records
Pressed By – Technicolor
Recorded At – The Hangar
Recorded At – The Appliance Shop
Recorded At – Sound Arena, Van Nuys

Bass – Mike Martin
Design – Jeff “Swiz” Swisley*
Drums – Mitch Wheeler
Guitar, Piano – Jeff Irwin
Producer, Engineer – Eric Stenman
Vocals, Lyrics By – Grady Avenell
Written-By – Will Haven
Barcode: 5016583126926
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L128
Mould SID Code: ifpi 7Q09
Matrix / Runout: LU019599 CDFMN 269 01 1: 0 Technicolor
Label Code: 08541
Other: RTD 111.1269.2




Will Havens Carpe Diem is a towering achievement. In an age when even the lamest nu-metal band sounds like the devil stubbing his toe in the depths of hell, the true yardstick of quality isn’t anger or aggression, but precision. Sacramento four piece Will Haven, who’ve toured with the Deftones and Limp Bizkit and been feted by Slipknot, know exactly how to turn a whisper into scream. Drawing on a set of influences that stretch beyond metal into the taut dynamics of hardcore, Carpe Diem is a punishing yet exhilarating journey into the heart of noise. Simple melodies are set aside for grooves and riffs with a lurching elasticity, while singer Grady Avenell throws up his own larynx in the quest for catharsis. “Saga” and “Alpha Man” are perfectly realised examples of post nu-metal hardcore, and “Bats” even drifts in a brief moment of Labradford-style post-rock before leaping back into the fray. This willingness to experiment may rob the band of real mass appeal but, like System of a Down, Will Haven take rock into exciting new realms.


5.0 out of 5 stars Will Haven outdo themselves AGAIN,
the quiet bits are even more beautiful and the heavy riffs even more disgusting than anything they’ve released before. when i first heard the tracks carpe diem and miguel, i thought, oh no, the new drummer has spoiled the best band in the world. but then when i heard the rest of the album i realised that Mitch wheeler has become such an important part in will haven with his hypnotic drumming.and jeff irwin has outstripped his previous efforts with more layers, and the most disgustingly heavy style.there are parts of Carpe Diem that are just so brutally heavy that you wonder what the future of metal is, and parts which are so unheavy that they take your breath away with their structure.they are hard to describe, but the part on finest our where everything reaches a climax, goes silent, and before you realise it has come back still amazes me.the best part of any song ever.Grady has taken a more upbeat stance in his lyrics, but you wouldnt guess it the way he bellows them out, and mike martins bass is as important as any other part, but seems to take a back seat on this album.thank god their contract with revelation has ended with this album, for now they may get some proper support from a label that believes in them in the US.what they are doing treating a band as important as will haven with such little respect is nothing more than shocking.top marks to eric stenman on his production skills which have enhanced will havens sound tenfold. This may be a too strong a statement for many, but to me, carpe diem makes 99.9% of modern metal obsolete, such is its power and grace.

5.0 out of 5 stars As always, the legends Will Haven shine through,
Ive been a Will Haven fan for a good long time, after picking up one of their records by chance several years ago. At that time it was the heaviest stuff i had in my collection, and took some listening to. This album is similar to other Will Haven efforts, but it is much darker. The guitar effects, the vocals, all have this deathly sound about them. Dark, brooding, uncomfortable. This album is techincially superb. The downtuning on the guitars is near illegal, the bass rasps malevolently in the background while Grady shreds his vocal chords for all to hear. The drumming is precise and trance inducing. The structure of Will Havens songs is so waterproof that you can end up being drummed into a trance by powerful and unforgiving riffs and technical, electronically superb guitar work.This album doesnt have time to relent, it works harder and harder. Eventually giving a break for a *fantastic* semi-instrumental track. Its a slow, spacey and dark track, long, with a near military drum beat. The guitar effects, phasers and delay whirls around your head as you listen, and slowly tune in to Will Haven. After a pause, Grady with a muffled effect breaks the silence’ and does what he does best – scream. By this point you know the album is good, you know they know it, you know everyone should know it.. you know it belongs in your collection – if only to sit there and mock those that claim to be heavy. Only to laugh at those bands who try so hard and fall short of the line. Will Haven have outdone themselves again, and made a better album here than their previous attempt. And that cannot be a bad thing. Be a part of the darkness, and be a part of the sinfully dirty riffs..

Cameos by Chino Moreno (lead singer and contributing guitarist of Deftones and Team Sleep) & Jeff Jaworski (Red Tape singer)

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