Belarus-rockers Weesp have treated listeners with the band’s latest studio album, Black Sails.
The band consists of Vocalist and Pianist Alexei (Lex) Falco; Guitarist Michael (Mike) Zalutsky; Bassist Dmitry (Mi) Budko; Electronisist Stanislav (Stak) Budko; and Drummer Alexei (Gul) Galesnik.
Dynamic and diverse, Black Sails is a 40-minute trip that is full of heavy riffing, melodic ballads, anger, pain, and hope. The album sounds much heavier in both the musical and lyrical sense, but preserves the same emotional message that’s typical for Weesp.
The opening track, “Who We Are,” shows a reflective mood, but explodes with heavy and recognizable riffing right away. The album continues to pound away with furious “Red Neon Glow” and high-voltage “Not Over,” both that combine overloaded guitars with groovy drumming beats. Lyrical but still powerful, “Roads, Hotels” and “After Us” are also full of the melancholy that can hide strengths and but are full of the dreaminess that leads to actions.
The lyrics reflect emotions and visions, having a clear and concise meaning that pierces throughout the entire album. The theme of complicated choices and the thorny path of a person that does not fit in “normal” world and for whom “normal” society values are not enough can be heard clearly in anxious “Monsters,” sincere “Illumination,” and epic “Who We Are.” Social problems, while not being in the center of the lyrics, can still be recognized in the background in each track from the album. What’s interesting is the fact that Weesp does not blame society for one’s fate and mental state, but on the opposite: the band encourages its listeners to act, believe, struggle, and find their own way. Black Sails is an album about staying true despite everything.
The self-titled track, “Black Sails,” is swinging on the waves of dramatic accords that steadily transform into the storm of the whole human life. In this song, Weesp sums up with the line: “Don’t let the world break you, and you will change it one day” – which, despite the whole dramatic sounds, makes the album surprisingly motivational and reassuring.
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