Born Too Late – this definitely goes for WOLF. For although the Swedes are still quite young, they play the actually most authentic 80’s Metal at the moment. As if the NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HEAVY METAL had never ended, they attack our ears with hymns for eternity on their latest album “Evil Star”. OK, IRON MAIDEN is always present but the MAIDEN touch isn’t that obvious this time.
Rather than that I also hear elements of SWEET SAVAGE, JUDAS PRIEST or TYGERS OF PAN TANG. Especially the vocals remind me of this era. All that packed up in a powerful production by Peter Tägtren and every old school banger is excited as hell… The disc abounds that much in great hooks, godly twin guitar solos and a pleasure to play that is totally overwhelming. As for twin guitars – meanwhile the wolves have shrunk to a trio as Johan Bülow has quit his job. Live a session guitarist will have to help out because we don’t want to miss the infernally hot guitar duels. Even a dream duo like Smith/Murray wouldn’t have been able to do this better.
Godly songs like “Evil Star” or “Devil Moon” are future relics, ah, what do I say – the whole record has the makings of a classic. Insane! (Online May 4, 2004)