Blood Of The Wolf are a band from Chicago, Illinois that has been featured before in this zine and plays a brutal and melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "II: Campaign Of Extermination" which will be released in April.
Thunder sounds start off the album before going into a very fast and brutal direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the vocals bring in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams as well as the riffs also using a great amount of melody.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the vocals being very easy to understand as well as the fast riffs also bringing in a decent amount of tremolo picking and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing and acoustic guitars can also be heard on a couple of tracks and the closing song also brings in a small amount of stringed instruemnts.
Blood Of The Wolf creates another recording that remains true to their brutal and melodic mixture of black and death metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover violence and war themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Blood Of The Wolf and if you are a fan of brutal and melodic black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thunder The Drums Of War" "Erupting Volcnic Wrath" and "A Sermon of Slaughtered Foes". 8 out of 10.