Stereogum is now hosting an exclusive stream of Midwestern metal cult, WOLVHAMMER’s third, monstrous full-length album, Clawing Into Black Sun, as the album nears release in just one week via Profound Lore Records.
Amidst a continually-expanding mass of journalistic praise of the fifty-minute Clawing Into Black Sun, Stereogum’s write-up of WOLVHAMMER’s new works, which accompanies the album stream, is among the most positive yet. Referring to the bands first two albums — 2010′s Black Marketeers Of World War III and 2011′s The Obsidian Plains — as “violently aggressive, ugly things of crusty, hardcore-based black metal,” Stereogum states that the material on the new record, “feels quite a bit more subdued by comparison: It’s clear, spacious, doomy, almost goth-y in places.” It continues, praising, “Clawing Into Black Sun deserves to be heard. All the editorial choices and advancements made here by WOLVHAMMER are positive ones; this is the band’s best album to date.”
Listen to all of Clawing Into Black Sun at Stereogum now RIGHT HERE.
Clawing Into Black Sun will see be in stores next Tuesday, July 8th, WOLVHAMMER’s second full-length to see release by Profound Lore. WOLVHAMMER’s amalgamation of black metal and death rock surges with self-infliction, abuse, regret, and debauchery, Uniting members of Shaidar Logoth, Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday and other acts. Recorded by Dan Jensen at Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, the bruising eight songs obviously displaying how the band’s songwriting and delivery skills have developed since previous releases.
Stand by as WOLVHAMMER schemes on upcoming Summer and Autumn tour actions in support of Clawing Into Black Sun. More new info will be disclosed in the coming weeks.
“On their third LP, Midwest mood-ruiners WOLVHAMMER pound out black metal-tinged death rock that feels like Killing Joke by way of Darkthrone, finally delivering what the genre name promised all these years. 8/10″ – Decibel Magazine
“Wolvhammer are a hard band to slot into genre pigeonholes — that’s one reason I’ve liked their music… The thick, ropey riffs are heavy as fuck, the vocals are scalding, the piercing lead guitar melody is aching, and the atmosphere is dense and dark.” – No Clean Singing
“They know the sound they want, a sort of American black metal sound with some extra dissonance and grime thrown in, fairly traditional… the Wolvhammer boys have refined their focus to a feral point. Even if you zone out to this album while doing something else, you are not gonna turn it off. And suddenly a riff or snarling vocal will reach out of the blackness and grab you by the throat. 4/5” – Metal Riot