I made the mistake of using Google in the preparation of this article. Graphic images, pus, and steroid treatments aside, the Weeping Wound we need to know about are a five piece nu-metalcore band from Florida.
Following on from Weeping Wound’s Growth (2017) EP is their single “Withdrawal Symptoms” which released earlier this month. From its alarm-inspiring and throaty voiced introduction, “Withdrawal Symptoms” is a hectic journey with intense twists and turns.
Feeling like an inner negotiation, the track hits hard while it has us drop in and out of consciousness with it. From a dark and self-contained cavern of pain, the veils of intoxicants sweep in and out, like a battle that’s being fought from within.
“And I’ll feel it. I feel it. Don’t wanna feel no more.”
If we can lean into the title, the track is an incredible musical snapshot of the discomfort and darkness that’s being maneuvered and suffered and questioned while within it. Stream-of-consciousness lyrics lay out the raw experience and rapid shifts of sound across the track echo the experience that’s anything but smooth.
As well as the experience of wanting to be free of their vice, and the difficulty of that in actuality, “Withdrawal Symptoms” shares a sense of what they’re going through not being seen or recognised. It’s insanely good in its rawness, and backed by a music video that echoes what is being shared in the song.
Weeping Wound are currently on tour with VCTMS. You can follow the band here: https://www.facebook.com/weepingwoundfl/