“Die About It” is the fourth album from Bad Wolves and it sees them shining through as they have managed to put a few turbulent years behind them, although it is not Daniel Laskiewicz’s first album with them he has well and truly put his stamp on the band and it really shows here.
The album opens with “Intro” a disjointed off-key ditti before all hell breaks loose on “Bad Friend”, opening in a hail of killer guitar riffs and a nasty bass line that sees Laskiewicz coming over the top with some cool vocals, here the track changes it up with great vocal melodies that play off the heaviness of the drums, bass and guitar that culminate in chorus’ that will have everyone singing along to them, a cracking opening this one really gets the blood pumping. Title track “Die About It” follows hot on its heels and it is a banger; a rap-style opening gives way to a wall of sound lead by Laskiewicz screaming and roaring his way through the verse as the drums and bass lay a killer beat, it breaks at the chorus as with another vocal change as Laskiewicz brings the melodic side out again, it continues to go back and forth between styles for the remainder of the track and it’s that ability that makes this one of the best tracks on the album. “Savior” has a more rock feel to it than anything else, great riffs and drums beat drive the track while the chorus’ have a big stadium singalong feel to them, what puts the icing on this particular cake is Coyle’s killer solo. “Hungry For Life” slows the pace down with a ballad that packs a serious punch, Laskiewicz sticks to the clean vocals and the power he generates is insane, the subdued tones from the band explode in the chorus’ giving the track a nice little kick. “Legends Never Die” is another kicking track thanks to Boecklin’s thumping drums and Konkiel’s rumbling bass which are a great foil for Coyle to work his magic on the guitar, Laskiewicz throws in some more rap-style vocals spitting them out at a million miles an hour to match Coyle’s savage riffs and killer solo, a great track.
“NDA” is a fast-paced melodic number that once again sees Laskiewicz stretching his vocal cords as the music crashes all around him, the one quirky thing about this track is the use of the saxophone, when you hear it at first you be thinking what hell but the more you listen the better it gets especially when they play off one another when the guitar solo hits and again at the outro, classic. The heaviest track on the album is “Move On; blistering guitars, thunderous drums and bass drive the track from start to finish with Laskieiwcz growling and screaming his way through the track, as is standard fare with bad Wolves the chorus’ is significantly mellower, melodic and extremely catchy. On “Masquerade” we see the band change things as they go for a more electro style while keeping the heavy tones of the bass and drum, the guitar riffs are sharp as hell, and once again Laskiewicz keeps the vocals clean showcasing his considerable set of pipes, possibly the best track on the album. “Say It Again” hits the ground running and doesn’t let up, a blistering drum beat combined with seriously heavy riffs set the song up brilliantly, it drifts off around the chorus with an ethereal electro vibe coming off it before it drops back to the fast and heavy, this will be a big hit live. “It’s You(2 Months) (ft KILLBOY) will come as a big surprise to many as it’s not what you would expect at all, but this grows on you majorly, so much so that you will find yourself humming it throughout the day, the collab with KILLBOY is amazing as their styles complement each other perfectly, Coyle’s guitar work on this is amazing, this is your guilty pleasure believe me. “Turn It Down” brings the tempo and intensity back up with a brilliant track; Boecklin’s drums are immense as he sets the pace on this one, Laskiewicz kills it on vocals once again while Coyle chips in with a jaw-dropping solo towards the end of the track, killer. The album closes with “Set You On Fire”, which sounds like a R&B track before the chorus drops, whereupon the bass, drums and guitars come in like a sledgehammer to the face as Laskiewicz opens up his pipes once more to full effect, the contrasting styles really make this track standout above the rest and is an amazing way to finish the album.
This is the best album these guys have put out since N.A.T.I.O.N. in 2019, well worth a listen.
“Die About It” is out on the 3rd of November courtesy of Better Noise Music
BAD WOLVES will head out on tour across the U.S. this fall with BETTER NOISE MUSIC labelmates Asking Alexandria and The Hu on their co-headlining “Psycho Thunder” tour from August 30 to October 8. Tickets are on-sale now at https://badwolvesnation.com/pages/tour. See full dates listed below.
BAD WOLVES arrived with the rarity and the force of a lightning bolt in 2018. This collective of tried-and-true musicians rallied around an unconventional vision for heavy music, grafting rafter-reaching hooks to pit-splitting riffs and mind-bending rhythms with a penchant for unexpected twists and turns. Their full-length debut, Disobey, bowed in the Top 25 of the Billboard 200 and delivered a platinum single and a gold single. On its heels, they showed no signs of stopping with N.A.T.I.O.N. . However, Dear Monsters kickstarted another season in 2021 as “Lifeline” netted their sixth #1 at Active Rock Radio. Reaching a critical high watermark, Billboard hailed the latter as “Bad Wolves’ most diverse and far-reaching album to date,” and Hysteria raved, “The band has served up something truly monumental.” Nearing 1 billion total streams, they sold out headline shows on multiple continents and toured with everyone from Papa Roach and Hollywood Undead to Volbeat.
BAD WOLVES 2023 Tour Dates:
8/30 San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port #
9/1 Dallas, TX – The Factory In Deep Ellum #
9/2 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma *
9/3 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall #
9/5 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern #
9/7 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live #
9/8 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall #
9/11 New York, NY – Terminal 5 #
9/12 Boston, MA – House of Blues #
9/13 Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center #
9/15 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center #
9/16 Johnstown, PA – 1st Summit Arena at Cambria County War Memorial #
9/17 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom #
9/19 Cleveland, OH – TempleLive #
9/20 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #
9/22 Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center #
9/25 Chesterfield, MO – The Factory #
9/26 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre #
9/27 Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center #
9/29 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/ Eagles Club # 10/1 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove Event & Concert Venue
10/3 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium #
10/4 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union #
10/7 Las Vegas, NV – The Industrial Sound #
10/8 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #
# “Psycho Thunder Tour” with The HU, Bad Wolves and Zero 9:36
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