Second album from Powerwolf and definitely a vast improvement, on their debut ‘Return in Bloodred’ they presented a interesting mix of traditional heavy metal and power metal but only a couple of songs stood out “Kiss of the Cobra King” and “Lucifer in Starlight”, this time around they have managed to pack ten great tunes on the new album ‘Lupus Dei’.
‘Lupus Dei’ kicks of with a little intro called “Lupus Demonae” and then jumps right into the first real song “We Take it From the Living” a song that kicks seriously ass and a fine example of how Powerwolf sounds here in 2007 – Faster, Heavier, Tighter and more bombastic.
If Powerwolf continues to write music like this in the future they will find themselves fighting for the metal throne in the near future.
Just check out the speedy “Vampires Don’t Die”, the doomy “When the Moon Shines Red” where vocalist Atilla Dorn screams his lungs out, or the title track “Lupus Dei” an six minutes epic with lots of bombast that will get even pope Benedict XVI to bang his head.
Buy or die!
Recommended tracks: Hell yeah all of them.