10 October 2011
by Danny Montana
You’d be forgiven for wondering if Will Haven weren’t a spent force already. Once upon a time, their sludgy Sacramento metalcore chops were being heralded for the big time – even above their friends, Deftones – but it didn’t quite happen. Bad luck meant the wrong label, the wrong tours and a lack of momentum that eventually led to vocalist, Grady Avenell leaving. The Hierophant, with Jeff Jaworski on vocals, was a painfully average album but Avenell is back. Will Haven are back. Voir Dire is a belter.