||“Unseen” is the sophomore effort
for the band Will ‘O’ Wisp. Their music is dark, similar
to a doom band with a few elements that makes their music unique.
Influences for the band include Coroner, Voivod, Cynic, Pink Floyd.
At times, the band uses chaotic elements in their music and they seem
to try to balance it with female vocals. It does work because the
way it sounds, it almost has to be intentional. I don’t know
if it’s a helpful element, but it doesn’t hurt it. Basically,
the music flows at times and at others it seems a little chaotic.
Will ‘O’ Wisp also seems to use some elements from gothic
and darkwave music. Maybe even some influences from bands like older
Anathema. It’s a very distinctive sound. The nine tracks with
over thirty-nine minutes of music on “Unseen” show exactly
what the band can do. A couple songs, “Paatah” and “Lost
in the Sands,” are my favorite tracks. They aren’t great
songs, but their solid tracks. Potential runs rampant in Will ‘O’
Wisp, experimenting with different elements might get this band a
good record contract.