Rise Of The Stateless Wolf are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of black, sludge metal and hardcore and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Born Dead/Year Of The Rats" which was released by Italian Extreme Underground.
Dark sounding synths start off the ep before adding in a very powerful sounding bass guitar while the slower riffing brings in elements of sludge metal. Vocals are mostly blackened metal screams along with the mid tempo sections of the songs showing an influence of hardcore.
Dark sounding melodies can be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the faster sections of the music also adds in a small amount of blast beats. The songs also bring in a good mixture of both modern and old school influences along with some touches of crust punk and when guitar solos and leads are finally utilized they are also done in a very chaotic style and spoken word parts, demonic voices and acoustic guitars are also added on the closing track.
Rise Of The Stateless Wolf plays a musical style that takes black sludge metal, crust and hardcore and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover spiritual and death themes.
In my opinion Rise Of The Stateless Wolf are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge metal, crust and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Born Dead/Year Of TT.O.Dhe Rats" and "T.O.D". 8 out of 10.