Conceptualized around the letters of the acronymic band moniker, W.A.I.L. (Wisdom through Agony into Illumination and Lunacy), the debut album of this Finnish band delves through a five-part journey of murky and crushing soundscapes. On this first part of self-titled full-lengths, W.A.I.L. explains its meaning from a wholly personal perspective. The exceptional name accompanies exceptional music and therefore W.A.I.L. gives a mouth to something that absorbs conventions of black, death, doom & heavy metal – but the entity speaks with only one unique voice and that voice does speak indeed, because the wine of Satan has got them drunk.
Having more than a strong faith in their own material and, above all, not wanting any outsider to intervene with the release at the time, the debut was originally self-released on vinyl in fall 2009. Now that the LP version is down to its last copies, AAP releases a cd version with an improved mastering & layout to spread the material further.
In the winter of 2006, an idea embarked from the ashes of the group’s few previous doings and after succesful mind- and sound-storming the first musical title, Promo 2007, was forged. It wasn’t spread much, but
with that title a birth was given to an idea, which thus found a meaning for itself – the idea began to transform into a clear vision. For a few years, the vision matured along as it was being practised and, in the winter of 2009, a preview of the material was released as Demo 2009. Soon after, when the time was ripe, it was captured on a self-titled full-length album – finally released on vinyl in fall 2009. The band wanted the LP to meet with with the members’ thoughts perfectly, so self-publishing was really the only option. Shortly after this, however, the material found itself a fitting label, Ahdistuksen Aihio, to be released on CD version to spread the material further.
Now, in Finland the vision is ever-growing as the next chapter of W.A.I.L., an upcoming full-length, is being materialized. Await this concept to grow more tentacles to swallow you with.
A.E. – Guitar & vocals
S.F. – Drums, percussions & keyboards
P.R. – Vocals
J.I. – Bass & synths (not on the debut album)