Introducing: Wolf Blood
I came for the awesome human sacrifice album artwork, I stayed for the great tunes: this pretty accurately describes my introduction to Duluth “psycho-sludge” band Wolf Blood. The group recently released a self-titled cassette on Burning World Records. You can stream it below or purchase one of the few remaining copies (last I checked there were two left). While apparently recorded during the great Duluth flood of 2012, ST doesn’t really come across as particularly watery. Unless the flood happened to unearth the grave of some ancient evil that then washed into the space where Mike Messina (guitar), Jake Paulsrud (drums), Mindy Johnson (guitar), and Brian Wells (bass) happened to be waiting for inspiration. The band’s sound is, in their own words “too stoned to be metal, and too baneful to be indie-rock.” To me it’s pure doom metal. That’s not a genre I have extensive experience listening to, but if this tape is any indicator, I may have to change that.