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Alone With Wolves – self-titled EP

Herts-based quintet unleash their debut EP

Bridging the gap between metal, hard rock and post-hardcore, Royston-based quintet Alone With Wolves have delivered this, their debut EP, and they’ve certainly come out with all guns firing.

Current Line-up*
Lewis Watson – Guitar / Scream Vocals
Mark Stanford – Bass / Backing Vocals
James Noble – Drums / Piano
Matt Turnbull – Lead Vocals
Kieron Baker – Lead Guitar

*Grant Tuffs provides drums and lead vocals on the EP, but left the band before it was released.

Tracklisting
1. Disconnect
2. B.T.W
3. Closure
4. The Catalyst
5. I Reach Out

Opening with the emotive ‘Disconnect’, the band offer up an Alexisonfire-esque duel-vocal attack that could easily win AWW new fans from the Alexis’ fanbase – future successors to their crown perhaps? On this side of the pond, at least. ‘B.T.W’ (the first track to be offered to fans pre-release, and one that can still be downloaded for free at http://soundcloud.com/alonewithwolves/aww-btw-mastered1-2) turns up the intensity and lays on the riffs thick and fast – a definite future crowd pleaser. The more melodic ‘Closure’ calms things down a little and would appeal to fans of the likes of Jimmy Eat World – indeed, this band concentrates on offering up actual songs, not just riffs strung together. ‘The Catalyst’ is another heavy hitter that looks set to fill venue floors; having already seen the band bring crowds of gig-goers to the front for their live sets, it’s easy to see how with tunes like this. Final track ‘I Reach Out’ is the calmest track featured, concentrating more on their melodic side and further demonstrating their range.

Well produced, packed full of riffs and intensity yet also demonstrating a strong ear for melody, the quality of this EP cannot be faulted. At such an early stage Alone With Wolves have already displayed bags of potential, enough to even be playing with the bigger acts on bigger stages; this lot are already bringing big crowds to smaller venues, with the new line-up going down a storm. They’ve set the bar high with this one, and if AWW can maintain this standard, they could go far.

Alone With Wolves’ EP can be purchased/downloaded from here for £5 – http://awwofficial.bandcamp.com/album/ep

Alone With Wolves, Fri 12th Oct 2012 at Club 85, Hitchin – photo courtesy of Rebecca Press (Horizon Photography) http://www.facebook.com/horizonphotography2012

For fans of: Alexisonfire, Atreyu, Gallows, Jimmy Eat World, Charlie Indestructible

http://www.facebook.com/alonewithwolves
Email – alonewithwolves@live.co.uk

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2 responses

  1. Reblogged this on hacking the tracks and commented:
    Agree, mostly. Thought there were some elements of generic metalness that I could’ve done without, but essentially a nicely executed album with some refreshing melodic elements. Want more.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    • Cheers for the comment/reblog. I would say it does feature staples of that genre, but yeah they’ve managed to avoid just sounding like another copycat act. I’ll be keeping an eye on future releases from them.

      December 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm

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