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Existance: Wolf Attack
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Existance: Wolf Attack

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.5/5.0

The last we heard from France's Existance was their second studio album, Breaking The Rock. That's about as much current information that I have. Except, perhaps, to tell you that the band has been muddling through the Covid pandemic like the rest of us, and they acquired a new drummer with Géry Carbonnelle from Belgium. Their latest album in five years, Wolf Attack, features mastering by ubiquitous producer Jacob Hansen (U.D.O, Primal Fear, Pretty Maids, Volbeat, et al).

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Wolf Attack is another full throttle platter of Existance's contemporary interpretation of classic "keep it true" heavy metal. The songs feature a twin guitar attack with generous riffage, epic guitar lines and blistering solos, with all things wrapped in plenty of gallop and groove. Existance has always been good at blending the traditional genres of heavy, speed, and power metal, and most songs are a rip roaring bullet train of riffs and groove to the ultimate guitar solo. These things are undisputable with Deathbringer, Wolf Attack, Highgate Vampire (touch of synths maybe), the longer Sniper Alley. Rock N Roll attempts to open up the rock groove, yet mostly remains a twin guitar riff-fest with a killer solo. You Gotta Rock It taps the rock groove much better, especially bumping up the rhythm sections beat and groove. If anything, it gave me some Eighties heavy metal deja vu, like how Judas Priest could easily blend hard rock groove into their heavy metal. A metal ballad comes with Tears Of Fire, which features a nice piano line to push the song to its rising riff crescendo and large guitar solo. All in all, Existance's Wolf Attack is another fine, impressive, and entertaining album of their contemporary interpretation of "keep it true" heavy metal. Recommended.




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The Take Away

Existance's Wolf Attack is another fine, impressive, and entertaining album of their contemporary interpretation of "keep it true" heavy metal. Recommended

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