Blood Of the Wolf are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a very brutal and melodic form of blackened death metal with a touch of thrash and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "I: The Law Of Retaliation".
War samples and battle samples start off the album before going into more of a heavy and melodic musical direction t hat also introduces guitar leads that also use a great amount of melody onto the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after the intor the music goes into a very brutal blackened death metal direction.
Blast beats can be heard quite a bit during the faster sections of the music and the vocals use mostly death metal growls while high pitched black metal screams can also be heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a lot of the solos and leads bring in a 90's style of melodic death metal and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the heavier riffs also bring in thrash influences and they close the album with a cover of Marduk's "With Satan And Victorious Weapons".
Blood of The Wolf plays a musical style that takes the brutal and melodic styles of death emtal and mixes it in with a great amount of black metal influences and a touch of thrash to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover war, darkness and Satanism themes.
In my opinion Blood Of the Wolf are a very great sounding melodic and brutal blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "With iron Weapons And Will" "The Darkness Of Chaos" "Of Strength And Valor" and "With Satan And Victorious Weapons". 8 out of 10.