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Review: Godhunter - Wolves

Label: Acid Reflux Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 32:13
Tracks: 5
Genre: Stoner Doom

Rating: 2/5

Review online: October 6, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Wolves is one of two EPs released by Tuscon, Arizona’s Godhunter in 2011. At first, I chalked it up as 70s-style Doom as there’s a good deal of similarity between Godhunter’s style and the movement begun by Black Sabbath. Upon closer inspection, I found there to be more than just a whiff of Stoner Metal wafting around Wolves. The guitars are thick and fuzzy and would probably sound cool if it weren’t for the fact that it sounds like there are a half-dozen layers of old shag carpet in front of the speakers. This robs them of much of their power, which would be a bad thing if they were doing anything interesting. Godhunter plays a lot of recycled Black Sabbath riffs and repeats them often. The vocals are a nearly unvarying yell. It is only towards the end of track five, "(Dead Hooker by the Side of) The Road" that we get any clear singing to break the monotony. This also happens to be one of those spots on the EP when the guitars are playing the same thing over and over, destroying any minute amount of momentum the band might have built. There is some genuine Doom Metal on Wolves but it is mostly dull, derivative and underpowered and it can be safely skipped.

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