Oct 7, 2018

Wolfheart (2018) Constellation of the Black Light 'Review'

Band: Wolfheart
Country of Origin: Finland
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Type: Full Length
Format: CD Digipak
Length Approx.: 42:00 min.
Release Date09-28-2018
Release Label: Napalm Records

IR Classification: Good (4.0 / 5)

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This is not the work of causation.

The Finnish band Wolfheart has returned with their newest album entitled "Constellation of the Black Light," and mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen is behind this impressive album, just five years ago the idea was conceived and now Wolfheart with four albums under his belt, this band have been consolidated within the melodic death metal scene and nowadays there are not many places where they reserve the right to comment on this band, this is not the work of causation, rather it is because persistence and consistency, the key that has opened doors to this formidable band.

The band is complemented by drummer Joonas Kauppinen, bassist Lauri Silvonen and guitarist Mika Lammassaari, this line-up has remained stable since 2014 when Tuomas Saukkonen ceased his activities in all his bands and previous projects (Before the Dawn, Black Sun Aeon and Dawn of Solace) to focus and develop the Wolfheart project as a full-time band.

"Constellation of the Black Light" brings together the classic sound of Wolfheart, the fine atmospheric passages able to transmit the coldest emotions, the down tuned guitar emanating a melancholic riff that drives you through your deepest and twisted feelings. Adding some truthful and intense death metal hooks, that’s enough to retain your attention for the next forty two minutes, the first piece "Everlasting Fall" has a grim acoustic guitar tone that are just the prelude before to kneel down to the immensity and magnitude delivered between an ambitious and entangling track, "Breakwater" comes with a fast melodic tremolo guitar and blasting drums while the growl and raspy vocals remain the same as previous recordings, but more reliable at interpretation, "The Saw" built in a folkish vibe full of melodies shifting pace and intensity majestically which make me feel more earth attached, "Forge with Fire" and "Defender" is truly a punch for its explosiveness both packed with extensive melodies, "Warfare" kicks off with an energetic drumming paired with overwhelming guitars and the last track is "Valkyrie" infused with an epic melancholic feeling carrying a beautiful aggression and unforgettable blasting.

The uniqueness of Wolfheart at songwriting goes beyond your expectations, the production is great, clear and tight, once again the band have proven their quality and endless inspiration, renewing effortlessly their legacy, if you are not familiar with Wolfheart well, this is a good point to start in a retrospective way.

Stay True… Stay Metal… Stay Brutal…

Track List:
01. Everlasting Fall │ 02. Breakwater │ 03. The Saw │ 04. Forge with Fire │ 05. Defender │ 06. Warfare │ 07. Valkyrie

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