Saturday, June 16, 2018

Album review: Bad Wolves, Disobey

A few days ago, Bad Wolves -- the same band that brought us the stunning cover of The Cranberries' Zombie earlier this year -- they were supposed to release their debut album. While they did, indeed, release the album titled Disobey, I think they forgot that it was supposed to be their debut.

Instead, they came right out and released the collection of songs that was probably intended to be a third or fourth album: you know, that album where the musicians know each other inside-out: where they each weave their magic in, out and around each other, building the pattern and fabric of sound; the one where the songs are all different, and each and every one is good; that album that says, we're here to stay. That's the album that they released with Disobey.

Yesterday, they also released the official music video for "Remember When", tackling family dynamics, addiction, alcoholism and mental heath... here it is:

Yes, they are all seasoned and experienced musicians: vocalist Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy, Snot), guitarists Doc Coyle (God Forbid) and Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead, For The Fallen Dreams), drummer John Boecklin, and bassist Kyle Konkiel (In This Moment, Vimic) together build a sound that's going to make a lot of people sit up and listen.

You can't classify Disobey. It's heavy, very heavy-and-angry-enough for metal fans. Intricate, complex and daring-enough for prog and progressive-metal listeners. Moments of beautiful melody that makes your hair stand on end; lyrics that make you think. The title track jumps right in and there's nothing held back.

And that bass. Did I mention the bass? I wish I could play bass like that...

Bad Wolves have recently been touring with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown, both of whom also recently released new albums. Bad Wolves have a whole load of dates lined up around the USA--find tour details here-- (some supporting Five Finger Death Punch, some with From Ashes To New), and then will be at both Louder Than Life and Aftershock festivals at the end of the summer. No UK or European dates yet... I bet it won't be long!

Find Disobey here on the band's website or at your usual music outlet... it won't disappoint.

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