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WOLFF

‘Lycanthropic Tendencies’

This EP was released earlier this year in February and considering it is WOLFF’s debut recording, it is certainly one to take stock of, as this up and coming Telford band are laden with talent. Comprising of Rob Byles – Vocals, Dan Rudd – Guitar / Vocals, Nick Cook – Guitar / Vocals, Dan Byles – Bass / Vocals and Adam Sylvester – Drums / Vocals, WOLFF are definitely a band worth making the musical acquaintance of.

WOLFF - Lycanthropic Tendencies

‘Lycanthropic Tendencies’ was recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Ryan Pinson at RML, who is to be congratulated on doing such a great job with it, as the quality really does stand out.

As far as opening tracks go, ‘More Than A Man’ is a big hitter, being a hearty five minutes in length. The song itself paves the way as a great introduction to the band as it spans the divide across melodic metalcore metal and punk, with great guitar riffs that are built to rage in partnership with the biting vocals of Rob Byles.

The second song on the EP is the title track ‘Lycanthropic Tendencies’ and this is definitely a fitting song title for a band called WOLLF! Stand out features of this song for me were the rich rolling bass lines and also the lyrics, which tell the formidable tale of a transformation beyond man’s control.

The halfway point on the EP is marked by one hell of an epic track, titled ‘Wake Up’ which delivers a commendable mix of melody and metalcore, along with a stout dose of attitude.

Some pretty potent guitar work heralds the introduction of ‘Norwegian Death Metallers Burning Charlotte Churches’ which is a track whose song title definitely intrigues me in much the same way as the song itself does. This was the repeat player on the EP for me and I would highly recommend checking this track out.

‘Killing Joke’ brings ‘Lycanthropic Tendencies to an end on a high, with it’s fast paced energy winding up WOLFF’s debut EP with a wee dram of raging acrimony.

Believe it or not, you can listen to Lycanthropic Tendencies for free over on WOLFF’s Soundcloud page – and well worth making the effort to do so it is!

Review by Sue Wardle.

S.O.T.S – Part 1

The Haygate Wellington 11th July 2015.

Today’s All Dayer at The Haygate in Wellington, comes courtesy of Andy Boden and Twisted Ninja Management and is held in full support of the notable cause that is fought daily, by the charity Soldiers Off The Street (S.O.T.S).

Compere for the day was Garry Foster, Radio Presenter from 101.8 WCR FM and 1pm saw Garry take to the stage to introduce F1-11, who had been tasked with getting today’s event underway. A heart felt dose of good ‘ole rock ‘n’ roll was the order of their set and I gotta hand it to these guys for clearly being 100% supportive of today’s cause.

F1-11

Our second band in today’s line up were WERM and time for the music to start and metal up!

Next up and ready to prowl were the Telford metallers, Wolff and for those that missed their set today, fear not as the band have a new EP ‘Lycanthropic Tendencies’ out – so do check it out cause it’s a good ‘un!

Wolff

Torous are one band that I will never tire of seeing and today’s set from them was yet again, a total smash!

Torous

With 4pm approaching, Guts For Glory had a fair sized audience to entertain and entertain The Haygate they did indeed.

Guts For Glory

Our penultimate band for this afternoons session were the West Midlands/ Shropshire based band Our World Below? and a great chance to see them before their UK tour kicks in this August, so do check out their Facebook page for more dates and details about that.

Our World Below

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Paraletica and I consider myself to have been pretty privileged to catch these guys live today as this set marked the last performance of the band ever, so good luck to the guys with all ventures new.

Paraletica

And here endeth the first part of my day with a wealth of great music still yet to come!

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.