Friday, January 29, 2016

CD Review: Wolfmother Are Finally "Victorious" With 4th Album

On February 19th, hard rock band Wolfmother will be releasing their fourth studio album titled "Victorious" through Universal Music Enterprises. After bursting onto the music scene in 2005 with their amazing debut album, Wolfmother had high expectations from fans to continue with their onslaught of metal guitar riffs and thunderous drumming, but line-up changes derailed the band for five years. They quietly self-released an album in 2014 titled "New Crown," which gave hope for Wolfmother to gather up momentum again for more albums and tours. Now with "Victorious," Wolfmother are back with their raw brand of hard rock to blow your eardrums away.
 
The new ten-song release begins with "Love That You Give," as original member Andrew Stockdale leads the way with his chugging guitars and undeniable, high-octave singing. The energy continues with the title-song, "Victorious" as the drum duties on this release were split between Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails) and Joey Waronker (R.E.M.) as Stockdale pulls off a Black Sabbath-style guitar solo. The only time that Stockdale mis-steps on this new album is with the pop/rock sound of "Pretty Peggy," which is a very good song, but not what one would expect from Wolfmother as they look to become one of the premier hard rock bands in the world. They come roaring back with the screaming guitars of "City Lights" and the classic chugging metal riffs of "Happy Face," before closing with the power of the "Eye Of The Beholder." Filled with classic riffs and outstanding songwriting, Wolfmother delivers another classic album that will stand the test of time. 
 
Wolfmother will be touring behind their release of the new album "Victorious," beginning on February 24 in Minneapolis. To find out more about the new album, please visit wolfmother.com.

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