Wolf – Black Wings

Reviewed: March 2002
Released: 2002, No Fashion Records
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Arto Lehtinen

For the first time when becoming aware of the existence of this Swedish retro heavy combo was when I happened to down the Swedish tv on and this Wolf’s video “Into the Moonlight” (which has been on the metal-rules.com video rotation by the way) was being shown on some hilarious music show. Anyway the Swedish traditional retro heavy metallers have put a new album called Black Wings consisting all in all of eight tracks of their own and a cover version of the old Mercyful Fate classic ” A Dangerous Meeting”. The album basically stands for the typical Swedish way of picking up the real Iron Maiden oriented riffs and modernize them more or less in order to use for the band’s own purposes and musical inspirations. As a matter of fact I even tried to identify which Maiden tune has been plagezied for tracks of Wolf on Black Wings, cos references are so obvious. Despite the Maiden influences and references are so obvious, the band definitely appeals to the die-hard heavy metal freaks as tracks work so goddamn well and the vocalist’s excellent voice guarantees a real timetravel back to the glorious years of Heavy Metal of the 80’s.

Official Site: www.wolf.nu


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