Waves of Distortion is a modern metal band with a powerful blend of modern vibes and nu-metal from the 2000s elements with influences from bands like Limp Bizkit, Staind, Puddle of Mudd, and Killswitch Engage. Race Against Time is the band’s debut album which was released not long ago in 2021. The first thing that caught my attention while listening to it was that they already have the necessary elements in their origins to evolve their musical character in time. A talented vocalist with a strong character and attitude, powerful guitar tones, catchy melodies, easy listening structures, commercial potential, and a modern tone. I am well aware that all these decisions will evolve in time, yet this album gives us a hint about how Waves of Distortion thinks they will make a difference in time.
Furthermore, Race Against Time is a great-sounding easy listening album with fantastic 9 songs. These American gentlemen earned our respect for making a debut with a long-play album in the first place. I am an old-school person in this way and this is what we were thought by the pioneer bands and artists. I am not sure how it will affect their strategy yet they will definitely start building a solid fan base because of this important decision.
Secondly, songs have radio-friendly builds, where we can understand that they wanted to keep things as simple as possible until they have the necessary know-how to move forward, which is admirable. The heavy influences of the 2000s metal, nu-metal, and alternative metal vibes shaped the entire album. You can clearly hear huge Staind and Limp Bizkit vibes in their vocals, guitars, structures, and overall album sound. I listened to Race Against Time a few times on repeat before writing my article and I quite enjoyed every single second of it. These are quite successful songs for a debut album no matter what other people say. As you might also remember from some of my previous articles that we mostly look for the potential rather than other things in each band’s debut. And in this case, they show talent, they show potential, so I am pretty much positive about Waves of Distortion’s future.