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Call Of The Wild
  • Artist: Powerwolf
  • Label: Napalm
  • UPC: 840588146017
  • Item #: 2406047X
  • Genre: Heavy Metal
  • Release Date: 7/16/2021
Price: $13.66
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Powerwolf have truly established themselves as a global phenomenon: They are on top of the German heavy metal scene and have managed to ensure that their success continues to grow and that they are also internationally respected, clearly underlined with their latest opulent album, Best Of The Blessed, on the occasion of their 15th anniversary. Now, they'll release their eighth studio album, Call Of The Wild, and the holy priests of heavy metal are more than ready to establish new standards! If you follow the trail of Powerwolf all the way to their debut Return In Bloodred, the quintet's lead guitarist and songwriter Matthew Greywolf established an unique style that was unprecedented in this form - combining classic metal including melodic elements with organ sounds and an extra spice of orchestral bombast. Everything in the essence of the Powerwolf universe - starting with the elaborate lyrics - sometimes tongue-in-cheek humorous, sometimes bitterly cynical - to the omnipresent sacral symbolism, nourishes the mystical aura of the five-piece. With every new successful offering, they enrich their history, and over the past few years, their impressive live shows have become, not coincidentally, referred to as a "metal mass". Powerwolf metaphorically reaped the sweet fruits of their fidelity to their traditional musical roots, while at the same time consistently developing their very own sound. They gained those efforts not only from worldwide stages of sold-out concert halls, but also international chart records. In the last few years, the band has made it to the top of the official German charts multiple times - twice in pole position of the album charts and once on #1 of the DVD charts. In other European countries, their most recent releases Blessed & Possessed and The Sacrament Of Sin have been awarded gold, while the hit single "Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend" has even gone platinum. There is no doubt that their new opus, Call Of The Wild, will lead to a further quantum leap in terms of popularity, appealing to both long-time and newly generated fans, as the full-length catches it's listener at first sight. The opener, "Faster Than The Flame", already mirrors "Powerwolf in it's purest form" while the album finale "Reverent Of Rats" is the perfect closer for this 11 track arrangement - always balancing the tightrope act between familiar and new, surprising elements. The outrageously catchy "Dancing With The Dead" seems downright danceable, while tracks like "Alive Or Undead" represent a power ballad of highest quality. The whole work hereby cements frontman Attila Dorn's reputation as an absolutely exceptional singer. Call Of The Wild will certainly not only break chart records again, but also stands out as a bold exclamation mark in the international acclaimed musical landscape of 2021, and conveys Powerwolf's passionate credo like no other work: Metal is religion!