Russia's Wolfkrieg have returned with a new recording which continues the national socialist style of pagan black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "When The Cold Comes" which was released by We Are At War Records.
Dark sound effects start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while death metal growls are also utilized briefly and the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
Keyboards can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the songs also add in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. A couple of tracks also adds in a small amount of folk instruments along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized.
The music also shows a lot of roots in the 80's but also maintaining a very modern sounding atmosphere at the same times, all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses the music also adds in a some cinematic elements, choir vocals can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover National Socialism, War, Paganism and Historical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Wolfkrieg and if you are a fan of national socialist pagan black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Fury Of The Giants" "We Are The Troops Of Doom" "Oblivion And Fear" and "God Of Lie". 8 out of 10.