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Review: Wolf - The Black Flame
The Black Flame

Label: Century Media Records
Year released: 2006
Duration: 47:33
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: September 13, 2006
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
The Black Flame

Rated 4.37/5 (87.41%) (27 Votes)

I thought Wolf's last CD Evil Star was a lot of fun, and it had the sound of a disc by a band who were about to make a big leap forwards. I'm glad to see I was right, as The Black Flame stands head and shoulders above their previous albums and really establishes them as a first-rate metal contender.

Do you love straight-up, fist in your face Heavy Metal? No? Then get the fuck out of here! Of course you love it, and Wolf have cranked out a killer album blistering with it. From the kinetic first riff of "I Will Kill Again" I knew this was going to be good, but what I didn't expect was just how consistent this album is. Sure, there are standouts like "At The Graveyard", "Black Magic" and "Seize The Night", and there is the one not-as-good song, the rather silly "Make Friends With Your Nightmares", but really, there are no songs on here that are not killer to one degree or another. And let's not forget the awesome, virgin-slaughtering epic "Children Of The Black Flame", which is the best song Wolf have ever written. This album just fucking kills straight through, and I promise old-school metalheads will not be disappointed with this one. Wolf keep getting better, and I can only wait eagerly for their next work, hoping it will continue the escalation of ass-kicking. The Black Flame is going on my tops list for 2006, and I bet mine won't be the only one. Highly recommended.

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