February 18, 2010

Powerwolf - Lupus Dei

Genre(s) - Power metal
Origin - Germany/Romania
Year of release - 2007
Bitrate - 192-320 kbps
Size - 68.88 MB

Powerwolf are a German band with a singer (and opera student) straight from the craggy mountains of Transylvania. Consequentially, instead of fantasy battles and the like, the band's lyrics are centered around vampires, werewolves, the devil and other creatures of the night. There is also a strange obsession with the Catholic church. Musically this is just perfect: crunchy guitars, great classic riffs backed by a church organ. It is suitingly bombastic stuff, but not too fast or needlessly filled with all kinds of symphonic arrangements. The all-important choruses are captivating and will keep popping up into your mind all through the rest of the day. The great and remarkable voice of Attila Dorn makes this highly uplifting release complete. Last year's album Bible of the Beast made it to my top-20 for 2009.
  1. Intro (lupus demonae)
  2. We take it from the living
  3. Prayer in the dark
  4. Saturday Satan
  5. In blood we trust
  6. Behind the leathermask
  7. Vampires don't die
  8. When the moon shines red
  9. Mother Mary is a bird of pray
  10. Tiger of Sabrod
  11. Lupus dei
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