ARTIST:

POWERWOLF

(GERMANY)
TITLE:

CALL OF THE WILD

(2021)
LABEL:

NAPALM RECORDS

GENRE:

HEAVY METAL

TAGS:
Epic, High-pitched vocals, Symphonic
"With "Call Of The Wild", Powerwolf offers a new vintage of melodic, epic and always theatrical heavy metal."
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With "The Sacrament Of Sin", a record cut in the best of a powerful and catchy melodic speed, Powerwolf had crossed a level in the metallic hierarchy. Their new album, with a cover similar to the one of its predecessor, is called "Call Of The Wild". The emblematic wolf of the band seems to carry justice in his hands to decide the fate of mortals but also that of angels and demons.

Since a few albums, Powerwolf applies a well-crafted recipe and everything indicates that it will still serve it. Nevertheless, the important point to underline is the important place taken by Falk Maria and his keyboard, real co-leader of the band. The relative withdrawal of the guitars does not harm an album that avoids the overflow with its 40 minutes and that offers its share of unstoppable tracks with some small variations.

'Faster Than The Flame', 'Dancing With The Dead' and 'Beast Of Gevaudan' open the album with a shocking trio that is totally made for the stage. The choruses are direct and federative, carried by the powerful voice of Attila at the top of his shape with a side storyteller pouring in the horrific one, and musically the side speed is rejoicing with a dynamic keyboard and good soli of guitar.

The second part of the album varies the pleasures. 'Varcolac' is an excellent choral track with a Slavic tone and a striking chorus. With 'Alive Or Undead', the band signs a beautiful melancholic power ballad in a gothic spirit underlined by the piano. 'Blood For Blood' is a festive folk track, a beautiful epic success with an unstoppable melody in a pirate style. The last part is more classical: the band offers four tracks of good quality, applying its recipe. In these titles stand out 'Glaubenskraft' sung in German and 'Sermon Of Swords' for its speed side.

In spite of a too obvious end of album, Powerwolf does not fail with 'Call Of The Wild'. The band shows that they're not going to run out of steam just yet, and even consolidates their position at the top of the heavy melodic world.


More informations on http://www.powerwolf.net/



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TRACK LISTING:
01. Faster than the Flame
02. Beast Of Gévaudan
03. Dancing with the Dead
04. Varcolac
05. Alive or Undead
06. Blood for Blood (Faoladh)
07. Glaubenskraft
08. Call of the Wild
09. Sermon of Swords
10. Undress to Confess
11. Reverent of Rats

LINEUP:
Attila Dorn: Chant
Charles Greywolf: Guitares
Falk Maria Schlegel: Claviers
Matthew Greywolf: Guitares
Roel Van Helden: Batterie
   
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