Bad Wolves // N.A.T.I.O.N // Album Review
Bad Wolves // N.A.T.I.O.N // Album Review 9
Bad Wolves // N.A.T.I.O.N // Album Review 9
Bad Wolves // N.A.T.I.O.N // Album Review 9
Bad Wolves // N.A.T.I.O.N // Album Review 9
Bad Wolves // N.A.T.I.O.N // Album Review 9
9Overall Score
Reader Rating: (2 Votes)
9.2

Bad Wolves return in quick succession with album number two, after their successful debut album which reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock and #8 on the Top Current Album charts. Bad Wolves aim to continue the momentum with N.A.T.I.O.N and after several listens, it really does more than just continue down the same path.

Starting off with ‘I’ll Be There’ it instantly grips you, energetic both musically and vocally before Tommy delivers an undeniably soaring melodic chorus, showing an impressive blend of heavy guitars and screaming whilst also being so catchy. ‘Learn to Walk Again’ from the beginning giving a nod to Five Finger Death Punch, whilst putting their own spin on the track, with Tommy’s superb vocals in the Chorus being a standout once again.

Whilst nothing groundbreaking, the next track ‘Killing Me Slowly’ will be the one stuck in your head. Radio Friendly whilst still being aggressive, it’s a really compelling track from start to finish, from the passionate vocals to the captivating solo, straightforward but very effective. Delivering aggression back to the fore with ‘Foe or Friend’ this one is outstanding musically whilst Tommy flexes his vocal prowess, showing he isn’t just a one-trick pony.

Track number seven ‘Sober’ talks about Tommy’s recovery and sends a really powerful message from the offset, also demonstrating Bad Wolves excellent slower side. ‘Crying Game’ staying within the same realm as the other tracks while still standing out, slower verses, leading to an aggressive sung chorus, showing Bad Wolves aren’t slowing down in quality as the album winds down.

Bad Wolves’ sophomore album is a very fine effort, with fantastic musicianship throughout providing meaty riffs and strong rhythm sections. After playing a number of big festivals and a number of arena tours, Bad Wolves are in a much stronger position to push on and with this admirable diverse record, they break through more barriers once again.

Peter Watts

N.A.T.I.O.N  is out via Eleven Seven Music on 25th October 2019

Tracklisting

  1. I’ll Be There
    2. No Messiah
    3. Learn To Walk Again
    4. Killing Me Slowly
    5. Better Off This Way
    6. Foe Or Friend
    7. Sober
    8. Back In The Days
    9. The Consumerist
    10. Heaven So Heartless
    11. Crying Game
  2. LA Song

Line up:

Tommy Vext – Vocals

Doc Coyle – Guitar

Chris Cain – Guitar

Kyle Konkiel – Bass

John Boecklin – Drums

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