EP Review: The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name – Where Flies Will Reign (Self Released)
Critically acclaimed alternative rock band The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name will release their new EP Where Flies Will Reign on January 17th 2019.
Band leader Matthew Awbery states:
The title of this record was inspired by the lyricism that Layne Staley used in his works from Jar of Flies and the self titled record before he came to pass. It’s a small selection of three songs that all revolve around a relationship making you feel unwell, whilst having this subconscious sense that everything is going to fall apart, whilst blaming yourself in the midst of it all, with hindsight i see the realities of what these songs are about as I went into the studio as an attempt to kind of fix that relationship by doing something productive.
A mellow listen, My Anaemic Friend is a built on melodies that burn with sadness tinged with hopefulness. As it goes on, it broadens to a much heavier sound which is also far more appealing.
The same angst driven melodies are more prevalent on the following Lovely Shiny Teardrop. Not a negative as it’s a lovely piece of introspective music. The kind to make you reflect on lost loved ones and emotionally wrought moments.
All before I’m Not Well’s soft guitar twangs and morose vocals sees The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name end their EP in predictably affecting style.
The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name – Where Flies Will Reign Full Track Listing:
1. My Anaemic Friend
2. Lovely Shiny Teardrop
3. I’m Not Well
The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name - Where Flies Will Reign (Self Released)
The Final Score - 7/10