After a trio of full-length albums and a ferocious EP, the Australian metal steamroller known as Werewolves carves its ear-shattering path even deeper with the arrival of their new album, My Enemies Look And Sound Like Me.
In a whirlwind ascent that has rumbled through the metal scene, Werewolves emerged in 2019 and swiftly unleashed an annual onslaught of auditory devastation, leaving chaos and acclaim in their wake. Brace yourselves for a cascade of pulverizing riffs, relentless blast beats, and vocal vitriol that tears through the ether like a scythe through flesh. Bassist/vocalist Sam Bean (The Antichrist Imperium, The Berzerker) cheekily remarks, “Here it finally is, the recording that will cement our place in the technical death metal world as some of the greatest soloists and most thought-provoking lyricists working in music today. Our ability to shape raw art from ethereal nuance is second only to our famously slow craftsmanship.” He continues “Of course I’m fucking kidding. This album is as idiotic as the rest, if not more. Caveman riffs. Blasting. Screaming. Bowing to a shrine with pictures of Mortician, Marduk, and Angelcorpse. This isn’t going to be the album that brings people together and catalyzes world peace. Apparently it has greater emotional reach than our earlier work but we haven’t noticed that ourselves, we’re morons. I can confirm that there is more swearing on this album than all the others, it’s positively Australian-esque”.
Amid the sarcasm, a lurking truth emerges – these sonic architects have mastered their art with unparalleled precision. Lest anyone believe they've taken a mellower turn, rest assured that Werewolves' primal essence thrives untouched, encapsulating the ferocity that courses through their veins.
My Enemies Look And Sound Like Me doesn't just mark another chapter, it's a thunderous proclamation that Werewolves have no intention of surrendering their sonic aggression. Opener "Under The Ground" isn't merely a song; it's a declaration of war. Unleashing death metal fury, it takes aim at metal, its bands, its fans, and even itself. Meanwhile, the title track pummels forward with unrelenting vehemence, dispelling any notions of a sonic ceasefire. "Destroyer Of Worlds" is a nightmarish crawl that slithers through the psyche, showcasing the band's mastery of atmospheric tension. From the frenetic BPM of "Brace For Impact" to the feral frenzy of "Neanderhell," Werewolves prove that age only amplifies their ferocity. Drummer Dave Haley sarcastically confesses, “I had zero fun recording this album.”
My Enemies Look And Sound Like Me stands as a testament to the potency of Werewolves, a band that shatters boundaries, defies compromise, and transcends musical norms. As this death metal supergroup forges ahead, their trajectory remains fixed on obliteration, leaving scorched earth and shattered minds in their wake.