BAD WOLVES

Dis­obey

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews - STEPHEN HILL

ELEVEN SEVEN MU­SIC US mod­ern metal big­wigs throw some twists into the tem­plate

For fans of a cer­tain style, Bad Wolves have some se­ri­ous pedi­gree, in­clud­ing ex-mem­bers of God For­bid, Devildriver and In This Mo­ment as well as some­time 5FDP vo­cal­ist Tommy Vext. Given this in­for­ma­tion you prob­a­bly al­ready know what to ex­pect from Dis­obey, and for the most part it fol­lows the US ra­dio metal blue­print of floor-punch­ing riffs, naked ag­gres­sion and overly earnest, emoted clean cho­ruses. But there’s enough here to sug­gest that Bad Wolves might be one of the more mu­si­cally am­bi­tious and ac­com­plished bands the genre has thrown up in a while. Run For Your Life man­ages to take Priest-style clas­sic heavy metal and un­der­pin it with some djenty prog time sig­na­tures and, although we’re bored of lyrics about ‘bitches pulling trig­gers’ in 2018, Tommy puts in an im­pres­sively var­ied vo­cal per­for­mance. There’s prom­ise here enough to run with these wolves into al­bum num­ber two. FOR FANS OF: MUDVAYNE, HEART OF A COWARD, FIVE FIN­GER DEATH PUNCH

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