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Review: Wolf Spider - Drifting in the Sullen Sea
Wolf Spider
Drifting in the Sullen Sea

Label: Metal Mind Productions
Year released: 2009
Originally released in: 1991
Duration: 45:04
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: July 21, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Drifting in the Sullen Sea

Rated 3.4/5 (68%) (5 Votes)

The first time I listened to Wolf Spider's 1991 album, Drifting in the Sullen Sea, I had to check Metal-Archives to see if the singer was the same guy from Mexico's Split Heaven. Nope, Wolf Spider hail from Poland and while singer Jacek Piotrowski has the same high, out-of-control delivery as Split Heaven's Eligio Valenzuela, they are, in fact, different guys, but wow, do they sound similar.

Musically, Drifting in the Sullen Sea is a Traditional Metal album, in the same mold as Split Heaven, but Wolf Spider features far more Thrash elements in their songwriting and less NWOBHM influences. I didn't find anything particularly compelling about any of the songs though they do a decent job covering Queen's "Mustapha." On the whole, Drifting in the Sullen Sea is completely average and unless the newly reformed Wolf Spider has used the last 20 years of inactivity to sharpen their songwriting skills they will remain just another face in the crowd.

Additional Information

Reviewed is the Metal Mind Productions version with 5 bonus tracks, a cover of Queen’s "Mustapha." and four Polish-language tracks.

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