Wolf Black Wings

What a pleasant surprise to find not ultra-raw black, death or otherwise ultra-serious Satanametal, as the packaging on this disc seemed to promise, but instead a glorious retro thrash offering. Wolf manages to keep their sound fresh with a great production, but for the most part this is classic ’80s metal, bringing to mind Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, as well as having a classic thrash vibe. There are some dual guitar riffs and quick change-ups that would put In Flames to shame and make Maiden blush as well. The feeling of melodic speedy metal cranking out of your speakers is the epitome of the whole metal experience to some. To those, Wolf will be a grand trip down a path well travelled yet never trampled to death. Features the classic church hymn "I Am The Devil." (House of Kicks)