WOLFHOWL – The Purity of Mother Nature
I like it when bands don’t rush things and WOLFHOWL definitely don’t. This one man band hailing us from the beautiful Ioanian island of Kefalonia is here four years after the debut EP, “My Return to the Mountains”, with its sophomore EP containing four tracks and clocking in approximately 21 minutes.
I don’t think anyone who’s into metal would ever make a mistake as to the approach WOLFHOWL choose to follow. This is a pure black metal band following reverently the principles of the first era of this genre, which means there is no place for keyboards here, just pure, raw black metal ranging from mid paced to up tempo. Faethon who is the man behind WOLFHOWL has done a great job with everything from the songwriting to the compositions and from the arrangements to the execution of the songs… you see Faethon is responsible for everything and the fact that he has written the songs, played all the instruments and did the vocals makes this even more special. The improvement is more than obvious and the songs have the necessary darkness; they are black and sharp and are surrounded by a cold atmosphere that fits perfectly to the lyrics that sing about Mother Nature. The riffs are catchy, the melodies are dark and tempting and the rhythm section is solid and supports the songs really well… What else can someone ask for from an old school black metal release? WOLFHOWL prove to be a force of nature and show us here that it’s a band with potential, a band the black metallers should keep in mind and check out.