Spirit of the Wolf
How is the sound ?
I’ll be honest with you. I’ve listened to Young Wolves at least ten times before knowing how I could treat the subject of this album here. Let’s start with this : This is heavy, this smells like old-school punk and roots blues, while taking influences over every « modern » stoner and sludgy stuff. Vague, isn’t it ? But I wouldn’t spoil you the journey, that would be too bad. (« Thanks Mr Grey ! THAT is a nice move ! » Well you’re welcome, fellow matey.)
Here it is, High and Mighty :
Full of energy, both punk and psychedelic, this album carries more of a signature spirit than a signature tone. These guys are heavy-minded fire-benders playing the damn thing in a DIY way. Could we talk of a Spirit of the Wolf ? I think we can. Mixing things like this is always rewarding and fun, both for musicians and listeners, yet risky. The result, here, is fuzzy, aggressive, spontaneous and inspires the image of chaotic headbanging pits in noisy bar caves.
The energy of the Stooges is reinterpreted and coming right at us in a very unexpected way : with heavy and bluesy riffs, clever drums, a punk groove, and a particular voice that, I’m sure, will trigger debates.
Anyway, a music which is coming right off the guts is always cool and refreshing to hear. « It’s all about the spirit, man… »
Why is this album worth listening ?
- Such spirit !
- Much Fuzz !
- So Energetic !
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
During a party with Blackflag and Kyuss fans.
Something particular to note ?
Might be nice pogoing to this… I suppose.
For Fans Of
Jeff The Brotherhood, The Stooges, All Them Witches
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