Wolfpack 44’s album ‘The Scourge’ might have taken its time to get here, but it sounds as psychotic and demented as one would hope from this supergroup. Composed primarily of Ricktor Ravensbruk (The Electric Hellfire Club) and Julian Xes (Kult ov Azazel), Wolfpack 44 deliver a mind bending black / industrial hybrid that manages to transcend genre barriers. Listening to ‘The Scourge’ might not be recommended for the weak of heart. The band manages to conjure some of the most evil and demonic sounds I’ve heard in recent months and at times the music manages to send shivers down my spine.
Wolfpack 44 are not all about caustic black metal when it comes to their music. There are tons of experimentation where the band breaks out of character to go on an acoustic segment or eclectic electronic chaos. But one common thread that ties together all faces of the band is the way the music sounds absolutely twisted and schizophrenia inducing. The industrial elements paints the picture of mechanized dystopia and adds some theatricality into the mix. Vocal work is all over the place, ranging from snarls and growls to piercing shrieks, sounding demonic in every style. The music is seldom straightforward and some of the twists are mind shattering. Wolfpack 44‘s music can be compared to a venomous snake that slithers all over the place, while maintaining a consistent direction.
‘The Scourge’ also features guest appearances from the likes of Lord Ahriman and Chaq Mol (Dark Funeral), Dana Duffey (Demonic Christ), Jinx Dawson (Coven), and Rev Thomas Thorne (The Electric Hellfire Club), who add their own unique touches to the tracks.
This is an album that is hard to put in words. Therefore, we bring you a full album stream right now, so that you can experience the madness for yourself!
‘The Scourge’ comes out on Deadlight Entertainment on 13th May 2016.