A horrible hack

Wolfbait

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Year Released: 2013
Format: Tape
Label: Art For Blind Records
 
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Jan 8, 2013
I was lucky enough to see these guys play a couple of times while on tour in Ireland and was totally blown away at how good they already are. Wolfbait ostensibly make an immensely satisfying kind of doomy noise-rock, with some brutal chunks of primal drum action and the nasty riffs to match. There is also a shedload of other shit going on over the top, such as some beautifully queasy electronics and a triple vocal attack that welds shamanic ur-ramblings to proper manly death roars. While all that might give you some idea what you’re dealing with, I think you’ll still be surprised at how well this mashup of genres, styles and approaches actually gels to form an unrelentingly hypnotic slab of an album that still finds time to chuck in a healthy punk blaster (“ANTIKPIETOE”) early on and a woozily eerie drone piece (“Hawthorn Rattle”) at the end. For the most part, it’s a rhythm heavy feast of noise from a band that is really blurring the lines between what noise and rock can do.

Wolfbait
Art For Blind

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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