December Wolves - _We Are Everywhere_
(Independent, 1997)
by: Drew Snow (9 out of 10)
One of America's finest black metal acts, December Wolves have returned with a short, two-song offering of what is to come from the band. Featuring only two tracks, "We Are Everywhere", and "... Not with Tainted Blood", this release is not meant to be the band's next album, but only a taste, and to me it tastes like skilled, melodic black metal with a lot of variation. Unlike their debut album, _Til Ten Years_, there aren't any female vocals, acoustics, or keyboards on this sampler, and there really is no need for them; December Wolves' music succeeds on practically every front, and to add anything else would simply be unnecessary. Without a doubt, if there is one thing that sticks out about December Wolves, from both their previous efforts and this one, it's their use of clean, mid-paced melodic parts, usually with a decidedly folkish, anthemic, and (for whatever reason) Irish sound. This is a very good thing, especially in the title track, which has one of the coolest, most folkish sounding melodies I've ever heard. Don't take that the wrong way, though. It may sound a little folkish at times, but even then, it undeniably -rocks-, and folk music will be the farthest thing from your mind when in the next instant they are unleashing an Abigor-esque blast. If this is any indication of the next December Wolves album, I don't know if I can wait for it.

(article published 13/5/1997)


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