Wow. This is the second full length from Encircling Wolves, with only an EP released before in 2017. A complete vision of solitary, violent Black Metal…right down to the packaging.
Every song is a banner call to arms, the howls of wolves to gnashing of teeth and tearing of flesh. Even though the drums are programmed (something I had to ask Encircling Wolves to verify) the whole album sounds as if there is an army of musicians. My only complaint is that you can’t always hear the riffs as clearly as I would prefer…but that was only a minor complaint. The more I listen to this the more I dig it. The old flames still burn and Encircling Wolves carries those flames into the night with violent intent. (TravisN)