Wolvencrown - A Shadow of What Once Was (2021)


Seems to us that there are almost more Black Metal bands than actual musicians these days, as we get more and more promos of this genre each day. Luckily for us, bands like Wolvencrown keep the flame of the genre alive by unleashing crafty releases that while not revolutionary, they deliver solid aggression with good doses of melody and atmosphere to keep things interesting.

As a three song EP, “A Shadow of What Once Was” opens with a very cavernous atmosphere crafted by punishing guitars and ritualistic drumming. The album title track is split into two songs, perfectly capturing the band’s old-school vibe and unleashes creepy atmospherics alongside sinister and aggressive onslaughts. In particular the dynamic and immersing second part of the title track and its dramatic arrangements.

Closing with the eerie dungeon synth-ish instrumental “Coming to and End”, Wolvencrown keeps things interesting and brief, leaving fans wanting more. We particularly enjoy this release because it is well crafted, direct and has a good amount of atmosphere. The band’s core sound is aggressive and timeless, making “A Shadow of What Once Was” a solid purchase for anybody’s Black Metal collection

Band: Wolvencrown Album: A Shadow of What Once Was

Label: Clobber Records

Release: February 26th, 2021

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Genre: Black Metal

Country: UK

Rating: 90/100

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