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Review: Nordheim - Enter the Wolf
Enter the Wolf

Label: Independent
Year released: 2018
Duration: 50:52
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: October 19, 2023
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Enter the Wolf

Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)

This takes me back. I had to check to make sure this was the same band from back in the day. Nordheim are, weirdly, a band from Brazil, and they released their debut in 2002. I remember I reviewed ... And the Raw Metal Power like 20 years ago, and I quite liked it. Sadly, this band did not really go much of anywhere back then. They released an EP that was mostly covers and live cuts in 2003 and then vanished for like fifteen years, only putting this album out in 2018.

Only original guitarist Davis Ramay and vocalist Helio Oliva remain from the old days, but they seem to have been the core of the band, and accompanied by session players they put out a remarkable follow-up after such a long time. This is a crunchy, propulsive workout in fist-pumping metal. Ramay is a sharp, clean player, and the production gives his instrument a steely edge. Most welcome is hearing Oliva's vocals, as not only was he one of the best things about their debut, but he has only improved over the years. He has a clean tone, and he can go effortlessly from rough to delicate with power to spare. Not all these songs are as hooky as they could be, but they all have something cool about them that is worth hearing. If you like straight-up Heavy/Power Metal with class and polish, then this band should not be overlooked.

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