Wolftooth are a Stoner, Doom, Metal band from Indiana, USA. The band consists of Chris Sullivan Guitar/ Vocals, Terry McDaniel Bass, Jeff Cole Guitar and Johnny Harrod Drums/Vocals.
When I first heard of Wolftooth earlier this year (2019), I was thinking, OK, this band is pretty decent. Now, I am not a big fan of Stoner Metal, but a fan nonetheless, as the band has coupled Stoner Metal with Doom Metal, I was thinking that this is going to be good and it is, as I am a big fan of the Doom genre.
As I listened to Wolftooth’s self titled album again, my initial thoughts of the album back at the beginning of the year, were pretty good, and as I started to write this review, I put the album on again to familiarize myself with the band and album. So, when I thought back to when I initial listened to the album and to my initial thoughts, Now, my initial thoughts were correct. Wolftooth are a very talented band, that know how to play their respective instruments and the vocalists are well suited to the Stoner and Doom genres.
Tracklisting: Blackbirds Call, Aegaeon, Sword Of My Father, White Mountain, Frost Lord, The Huntress, Forged In Fire and Season Of The Witch.
The first track on the album is Blackbirds Call, this song is a really good opening track and sets up the rest of the album really well, as it has some good guitars and drums and the vocals are on point. Aegaeon is up next, and this track is more of the Doom persuasion with Stoner elements, the vocals are reminiscent of the early Black Sabbath as they are in the similar style to Ozzy.
Sword Of My Father has a Blues vibe to it, especially on the guitars, to me, this song has a Southern Rock element, which surprisingly works very well. White Mountain is more heavier than the previous tracks, which is very much in keeping with the Doom Metal genre, plus it has a bit more of a fast pace than the previous songs. Frost Lord, like White Mountain, is a fast paced Doom Metal track, as the guitars drive this song along really well, as well as the drums, as the drums and guitars work exceptionally good together, plus the vocals are on point.
The Huntress is about a woman who has visions of peoples lives and waging war upon her lands and hiding from those who wage war until the time is right unleash her plan. The music on The Huntress works perfectly with the story that the band is going for, and this song is one of my favourites off the album. Forged In Fire is another favourite, as the opening has that fast paced rolling drumming and guitars, they continue throughout the song, until about halfway through and they slow it down a touch. Season Of The Witch is the final song on the album, this track starts off slowly, with the guitars being slow, heavy and slightly distorted, when the vocals kick in, there are really good, and match the guitars brilliantly, about halfway through the song the drums kick in, in what I would call a drum solo and that drum solo sort of reminds me somewhat of Black Sabbath’s War Pigs or to a degree Marilyn Manson’s Beautiful People.
Overall, I have found that I have become a firm fan of Wolftooth and their self titled album. With that said, the album is really good and I highly recommend that you go and check out Wolftooth on their Facebook page, as they are really good at what they do, so if you are a fan of the Stoner and Doom Metal genres, go check them out, you’ll not be disappointed.
I will be playing Wolftooth and this album in full on the Project Metal Across The Pond radio show, on the segment PMATP The Album Of The Week, where I will be playing the album in full. The show is on Thursday’s from 4pm to 7pm East Coast time of the U.S.A. The Show is only on Digital Revolution Radio.
I would give Wolftooth and their album a 4.5 out 5 for and outstanding album
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