Wolves Like Us: Late Love

Norwegian gutter-rockers bring the noise.

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Oslo-based rockers Wolves Like Us bring a burst of fast-paced urgency with this debut album, blending ominous riffs with gruff vocals to blast a powerful force.

WLU cite post-hardcore bands like Planes Mistaken for Stars, Hot Snakes and Drive Like Jehu as influences, but their sound is difficult to categorise, as their debut mixes alternative rock with post-hardcore and punk.

The rough, powerful vocals expelled by vocalist/guitarist Lars Kristensen are particularly impressive, peaking in songs like We Speak In Tongues and To Whore With Foreign Goods, injecting the album with a guttural darkness that brews well with its minor chords and thumping percussion.

A thoroughly weighty mass of furious raw energy.

Hannah May Kilroy

Hannah May Kilroy has been writing about music professionally for over a decade, covering everything from extreme metal to country. She was deputy editor at Prog magazine for over five years, and previously worked on the editorial teams at Terrorizer and Kerrang!. She currently works as the production editor for The Art Newspaper, and also writes for the Guardian, Classic Rock and Metal Hammer.