Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Postrock, Other | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Prosthetic | Autor: WW
Allegedly Wolves Like Us formed on a cold night after a concert evening with several bands. They sat together and then simply decided to make music together. The four Norwegians prove that this wasn't such a bad idea with their debut album "Late Love", the title of which can perhaps also be traced back to this decision made by the full moon. Since Scandinavian bands like to go a tough way, it's not surprising that Wolves Like Us also hit that notch. The quartet has created a post-hardcore sound that can be compared to bands like Fugazi or Helmet. What is special about the Norwegians, however, is that their singing is sometimes based on Greg Dulli from Afghan Whigs. The band is happy to accept this comparison. It's also rather advantageous, if you don't play everything down in monotonous hardcore punk shouting with such music. Good examples for the successful synthesis are "Deathless" and the Closer "To Whore With Foreign Gods", which will be remembered for this very reason.
Top track: Sin After Sin