Wolfhour - Dead On Arrival LP
Global Resistance Records ‎– GRR 016, Kibou Records ‎– Kibou 01
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Wolfhour - "Dulce bellum inexpertis"
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Med medlemmar från Slaktattack, Anti Cimex och Blisterhead är Göteborgsdebutanterna Wolfhour långt ifrån några nybörjare, och utan omsvep ska det direkt sägas att det hörs. På de knappa tolv minuter som utgör "Dulce bellum inexpertis" hinner Nippa, Yxan, Krea, Rännan och Charlie (smeknamn är tufft) mangla sig igenom i stort sett hela råpunkhistorien, från tiden då nämnda Anti Cimex var ett av genrens flaggskepp, via det sena nittio-/tidiga tvåtusentalets ångestkäng fram tills de senare årens mer raka HC-skrammel à la En Sista Chans, Låt Dom Hata Oss eller varför inte AC4?
Några tunga, maffiga NYHC-breaks eller andhämtningspauser i form av utdragna crustintron bakom utsläppt svart hår är det alltså inte fråga om här, utan det vi får är helt enkelt sparsamt distad, överstyrd och våldsamt skramlig råpunk som faktiskt hade gjort sig betydligt bättre som sjutumssingel istället för i digitalt format. Missförstå mig inte, det är bra grejer, men med det här tempot hade det behövts en sidbytespaus! Eller just det ja, det kanske bara är jag som börjar bli gammal.
Michael Porali
Wolfhour - Dulce Bellum Inexpertis EP
Now here is something really good and worth to check out: Wolfhour is a new band from Sweden formed by people who were in Slaktattack, Anti Cimex and Blisterhead, i discovered them a few months ago when i friend suggested me to give a listening in a couple of track in their bandcamp page and when i did i really liked them. Now they released their first EP (for the moment in digital format), about a year after their formation as a band.
Dulce Bellum Inexpertis is in latin and means "war is sweet to those who have never experienced it", its a quote from Pindar and made famous by Erasmus. The EP starts with an intro that reminds of Wolfbrigade and soon turns into a fast raw punk anthem with some shredding leading guitar parts, the following tracks continue with straight-in-to-your-face raw noise attack in fast yet steady and sometimes faster pace and the whole thing reminiscent a blending of Anti Cimex, Slaktattack (3/5 is Slakatack members), Driller Killer, etc, the sheadding leading parts appear again in War and Torture while the last track, Bombs Away, is a fast thunder, maybe the faster track of EP, (and no, this is not a Driller Killer cover).
Sound quality is decent and let the band deliver the goods. All and all this is great and much promising debute, they don't reinvent the wheel and as they state "We got one purpose only: to play raw punk the way we like it. Nothing complicated but still with some kind of own sound to it". As i said before, Dulce Bellum Inexpertis is a digital release and can be found in Spotify and iTunes and also in bandcamp, i hope to see a physical release of it soon. No more ranting, go and listen it.


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