The True Werwolf are a solo project from Finland that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays necromantical form of black metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "Devil Crisis" which will be released on February 28th by Werewolf Records.
Tremolo picking starts off the album which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with some synths a few seconds later which are also utilized on the later songs. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's style while a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them.
Demonic growls can also be heard briefly along with a couple of tracks also bringing in a brief use of ritualistic spoken word parts as well as the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody on some of the songs and the closing track also brings in more of a first wave style. The production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover satanism, occultism, vampyrism, medieval witchcraft and mysticism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The True Werwolf and if you are a fan of raw, old school and satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "My Journeys Under the Battlemoon" 'Chi No Namid" and "The Witch of my Heart". 8 out of 10.