BY: TJ FOWLER
Available: July 17th, 2015
Label: Napalm Records
Werewolves? Check. Vampires? Check. Gothic religious imagery? Check. Heavy Gothic Organ mixed with Heavy Metal Guitars? Check. Fist pumping anthems and catchy songs? Double fucking check!
If you ever check off the same type of checklist, odds are you are listening to any of the more recent offerings from German/Romanian metalers Powerwolf. These heavy metal Werewolves are at it again with their new offering, ‘Blessed and Possessed’ which hits stores on July 17th here in Europe.
‘Blessed and Possessed’ brings us yet again a Powerwolf album that showcases to us what Powerwolf is all about and have been about for the past 3-4 records. And that is a heavy metal album that takes elements of Gothic themes/music, mixes it heavy metal music and adds in the mythological aspects of vampires and werewolves. The band throws all these things into a giant blender and what we are served with is a nice sweet cocktail of power metal goodness filled with intoxicating choruses and hooks that will make the Powerwolf devotees and the Wolf Pack fans howl with glee.
With songs like ‘Armata Strigoi’, ‘Higher than Heaven’, ‘We are the Wild’ and ‘Sacramental Sister’ the band is well versed in knowing how to write songs that sound great on record but know they will be fantastic live songs with a large festival crowd. If there was ever a Powerwolf album meant for a live setting ‘Blessed and Possessed’ is that album.
So when July 17th comes around do yourself a favor and go buy ‘Blessed and Possessed’ then do yourself another favor and go see them live as it will be an even greater experience.
Listen to my Audio interview with Powerwolf HERE