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A Wilhelm Scream - Diver [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

A Wilhelm Scream

A Wilhelm Scream: Diver [7 inch]Diver [7 inch] (2006)
Jump Start Records

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: thirtysecondsthirtyseconds
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I don't really care about the hype behind A Wilhelm Scream. What I do care about is the feeling I got when I first put this on my record player. At the end of the day, even if this had been done a million times before, if any song can make me bounce off the walls like "Diver" has been doing, that's .


I don't really care about the hype behind A Wilhelm Scream. What I do care about is the feeling I got when I first put this on my record player. At the end of the day, even if this had been done a million times before, if any song can make me bounce off the walls like "Diver" has been doing, that's a GOOD THING in my book. But you know what, this hasn't been done a million times before. It's been done only once. Face it, no one sounds like A Wilhelm Scream. (Some of you will take that to be a good thing.) Mute Print and Ruiner were enough to make a like-minded budding songwriter sit and cry in the corner yet be so inspiring at the same time; shit, there I go again. Sorry. It happens a lot.

I personally preferred Mute Print to Ruiner; I thought it was more catchy and listener-friendly. Ruiner was technically impressive, sure, but finished a close second in my mind, which is why this 7" is great news for people like me: It has 2 unused tracks from the Mute sessions. Don't panic, they're not second-rate leftovers in any way. I get the impression the first track, "Diver," was left off purely because it would have interrupted the flow of the album, as the intro is more drawn out than anything from MP. It's not as "riffy" either to begin with, so maybe it was a bit of a sore thumb. As a stand-alone track here though, it just absolutely blows me away. We still get the famous vocal harmonies and tempo changes, but the EpiFat (sorry) influences are clearer here than at any other time I can think of from the last two LPs. I really can't think of any reason why an AWS convert wouldn't like this. It's so addictive.

As for the second track, "They Like Their Turtlenecks Ribbed," this is by far their simplest and fastest song from the Nitro era. It's over before any of AWS's trademarks can be stamped on it, which to be honest left me feeling disappointed the first time around, but it's still a good song, one for people who can't get into this band. Although having said that, we all know who's going to be buying this: Fans of the band who are looking for that extra fix until the next full-length. For that purpose, this nifty little thang can do no wrong. For the haters, hypehypehypehypehype.

 

 
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Kursk (January 16, 2007)

I really liked the first paragraph of this review, it's exactly how I feel about this band. Good job. Score is for the release and the review.

Anonymous (April 18, 2006)

Just got this in the mail yesterday. It fucking rips. Buy it just to support Jumpstart! That people at that label rip too. DO IT NOW! If you like AWS, you won't be dissapointed.

AWilhelmPetter (March 17, 2006)

Diver is one of the best songs by A Wilhelm Scream and They Like Their Turtlenecks Ribbed is awesome, but way to short. Paying the amount this costs (plus shipping to Norway) wasn't really worth it when I can't listen to it, but if you have a vinyl player you should deffantly get this 7"!

Anonymous (March 1, 2006)

Omg My PosTErsS?!!?!?!£"$

danperrone (March 1, 2006)

i LOVE the transition from the second line of the first verse to I HAD THIS FEELING THAT YOU'RE COOOOOOLD

too awesome

someoneanonymous (March 1, 2006)

"i'm unsure about ordering this. I thought Mute Print was pretty boring and not anywhere near as good as the hype made it seem, but Ruiner on the other hand is amazing. the latter couldn't hold my attention because I think the songs were a little on the long side, while the former just had fucking good, normal length, metal punk songs. maybe i'm just retarded, but Ruiner is far superior.

-phdecontrol"

I'm being petty, but I think you have your "latter" and "former" mixed up.

SalsaShark (March 1, 2006)

I just listened to the songs. They're alright. Nothing mind-blowing, unfortunately.

danielsan (February 28, 2006)

thanks. I was half-joking about the Fearless thing, but it is still kind of weird onsering the amount of hype and the long wait for that bigwig cd that the only review submitted was ripped off from another site. oh well

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

I agree with the reviewer... love both Ruiner and Mute Print, but feel that MP is a touch ahead of Ruiner. I want these songs!

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

yea i have an mp3 of the songs for thos with the record
just IM me ramblinl8bloomer

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

i'm unsure about ordering this. I thought Mute Print was pretty boring and not anywhere near as good as the hype made it seem, but Ruiner on the other hand is amazing. the latter couldn't hold my attention because I think the songs were a little on the long side, while the former just had fucking good, normal length, metal punk songs. maybe i'm just retarded, but Ruiner is far superior.

-phdecontrol

andrew13 (February 28, 2006)

i have 21 and 22... so you just beat me..
kick ass 7" too

gregs (February 28, 2006)

"The posters are getting shipped seperately. I can only assume I'm getting one as I have number 20"

Good to know, thanks for the info

thirtyseconds (February 28, 2006)

The posters are getting shipped seperately. I can only assume I'm getting one as I have number 20

gregs (February 28, 2006)

"Can anybody tell me if this is supposed to come with a lyrics sheet? I was under the impression that it was and then I got it and it didn't have one!
Also, did anybody that preordered it get their poster yet?"

Mine has no lyrics sheet but I don't remember them stating there would be. Only the first 50 orders were to receive a poster. I have record #35 so I like to think I should have got one since they implied the records would be shipped in order. But I didn't get one. Jump Start posted an update today saying how overwhelmed they are but didn't mention the posters at all. If you find anything out, post it here

thirtyseconds (February 28, 2006)

Mine didn't have a lyrics sheet either. But seeing as I am supposed to be getting one of the posters, who gives one?

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

Can anybody tell me if this is supposed to come with a lyrics sheet? I was under the impression that it was and then I got it and it didn't have one!
Also, did anybody that preordered it get their poster yet?

almostpunkenough (February 28, 2006)

i want this damnit.

the_other_scott (February 28, 2006)

dude below. there was a bigwig review, but it was stolen from anotehr site and submitted here, so the good dudes at the 'org took it down.

record labels can't make a website take down a bad review, by the way. techincally unless there were parts of the review that were presented as actual facts that were known to be false.

danielsan (February 28, 2006)

speaking of A Wilhelm Scream, where's the review for Bigwig? I already have the CD, I'm just curious as to why there's been no review written yet. Did someone write a negative review and Fearless made you remove it? Anyway, its a disappointment. Its repetitive, almost void of the melodies their known for, and the production sucks.

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

I bought the record, but does anyone have an MP3 of the songs?

- Kirby

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