TrYangle
Wolf
(2019)
Crank this to 7.9 of 11
Genre:
Hard rock
Sounds Like:
Afghan Whigs, A Perfect Circle, And You Will Know Us by the Trails of Dead
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The trio hailing from London UK welcome in their sophomore album entitled Wolf. The album features some impressive song structure. We appreciate the unique style and the dark quirky tilts that make Wolf better over time. While Nova’s may not have the strongest voice you will hear, he delivers with power and sincerity making for an identifiable sound they can call their own. Lyrically there are holes and we do find ourselves a bit distraught by certain repetitive hooks.

Track Listing:
1. Howlin (8:40)
2. The Dire (4:38)
3. Move (5:05)
4. No. 11
5. Always Shining (6:15)
6. A Grinding Throne Gathers No Moss (5:35)
7. My Home (5:38)
8. All (4:46)
9. Blood-hatred (5:29)
10. Le (3:36)
11. Landslide (7:35)

Standout Track:
"Landslide" takes the top spot. The closer contains wonderful percussion build as the skies open to a majestic chorus and tremendous bass work. The track contains some impressive contrast and becomes quite vibrant and inspiring. Grinding fretwork engulfs the brooding bass work… this is an impressive ending for sure.

Adult Beverage Pairing:
We highly recommend ‘Wolf Among Weeds IPA’ from Los Angeles brewers Golden Road Brewery. 8% ABV 2-Row, Malted Rye. Gold in color, this full-bodied IPA is a balanced showcase of the majestic hop species, in Latin, Humulus Lupulus, which translates “Wolf Among Weeds”. At 8%, Wolf will sneak up on you from behind the dank earthy hop notes and subtle rye spice.

ROTATION RECAP:
Captivation and Variety
8.5 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy
7.8 out of 11

Vocal Prowess
7.3 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess
8.0 out of 11

Percussion Prowess
8.3 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
8.2 out of 11

Contrast
8.0 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
7.5 out of 11

Production Value
7.4 out of 11

Band Members:
Gonçalo da Silva Nova: vocals, guitars
Nuno Maio: basses
Ricardo Maio Castro: drums

Final Thoughts:
TryAngle has a refreshing sound. The tracks on Wolf are somewhat exploratory in nature and take several listens to digest. While there is some redundancy and flaws within the lyrics, the album shows heart and has some very impressive moments throughout.Fans of Conrad Keely and Greg Dulli may gravitate a bit more to this album, but this one is worth several rotations.

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