Wolfheart are a band from Finland that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of black, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Wolves Of Karelia" which will be released in April by Napalm Records.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the slower sections of the music also bring in elements of doom metal. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals bring in a mixture of death metal growls and blackened metal screams.
Symphonic elements can also be heard at times while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with one track also introducing clean playing onto the recording.
Tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing along with the music also having its atmospheric and melancholic moments as well as a couple of tracks being long and epic in length. As the album progresses a brief use of classical, acoustic guitars and stringed instruments can also be heard on a couple of tracks and one of the songs is also an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover winter, nature, apocalypse, wolves, warriors, bloodshed, battle and melancholy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Wolfheart and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hail Of Steel" "The Hammer" and "Ashes". 8 out of 10.