WOLFBRIGADE Damned Southern Lord Records
“The sound of thunder…rain of fire…” these are WOLFBRIGADE’s first words searing over low-tuned riffs and pounding drums of turmoil. In lyrics and in sound, Damned is just what you expect. Not that their sound is predictable; just that you should expect to be crushed, to be decimated. And that most certainly occurs.
Crust elements mixed with deadly d-beat hardcore from these old school Swedes. From the days of WOLFPACK to 2012, these guys have spit forth tunes that revel in the DISCHARGE laid path. Comalive was a classic and this LP rolls over it like an Allied Tank.
“Curse of Cain” swinging riff is why I love these dudes. Not just cookie cutter, the pit will be one amorphous organism leaving destruction in its wake. “Slaves of Induction” and “From Beyond”’s breakdown and “Hurricane Veins”, with some black metal love, stand out as well, bathing in the album’s solid production. From peers like TRAGEDY and VICTIMS to torch bearing followers like CURSED and ALL PIGS MUST DIE; if you enjoy this sound – you should know WOLFBRIGADE. They don’t stray from the formula and they deliver one hell of a record.
This is an unquestionable "must have".