Wulfhound
Wulfhound
(2019)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Doom
Sounds Like:
Rezn, Acid King, Monolord
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The soft blue toned ominous forest on the cover first had us guessing black metal or doom from Germany. This was further emphasized amongst the spelling and font selection of the band. Well, we were a bit off, as the debut release originates from sunny Tennessee as the doom threesome known as Wulfhound came to fruition. Their self-titled impressive debut consists of six psychedelic fuzz-layered tunes that will nest comfortably within your heavy doom rotation. With distant vocals that sound akin to mellow Freedom Hawk flying in a deep cavern or knee deep within a covered forest, Wulfhound find a way to entrance the listener with a somewhat minimalist approach to the doom genre. 

Tracklist:
1. Introduction 01:19
2. Riddles in the Dark 06:04
3. Death from the West 06:53
4. Nyxborn 05:16
5. Arctic Howls 06:15
6. The Tower 08:14 

Standout Track(s)
”Death from the West” absolutely captivated us from the first note. The subtle guitar tones, low bass and steady percussion set somber, yet beautiful landscapes that whisk you away. The vocals are perfectly placed within the beauty of the music. The contrast from heavy to mellow doom is brilliant, so whether you're going the headphones route or challenging your stereo speakers, this song displays a comforting sound.

Adult Beverage Pairing
Lets go with a brew local to Wulfhound, try and grab some Moon Dust by Nashville, Tennessee brewery Bearded Iris Brewing. The 8.2% Milk Stout has flavors of mallow, smooth chocolate with a hint of graham crackers. What more do you need.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
9 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
9 of 11

Captivation and Variety
9.3 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
8.9 of 11

Rhythmic Pace
8.9 of 11

Lyrics and Song Structure
9.2 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
8.8 of 11

Overall Album Flow
9.3 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.7 of 11

Production Value
8.9 of 11

Final Thoughts
Wulfhound have a unique sound that is somewhat exploratory and transcends the style of typical doom. Whether your looking for something a bit different from a doom aspect, definitely give this album a shot. Currently, it’s  ‘Name Your Price” on Bandcamp, but that seems criminal, give ‘em a few bucks, you’ll sleep better at night.

Wulfhound is:
Hank- Guitar
Casey- Bass
Mike- Drums/Vocals

Follow Wulfhound: Bandcamp / Facebook
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