The riffs are true carnage. I can close my eyes and imagine those mosh pits erupting, a wild pack of beasts ripping into the roots of rage.

There’s something about old school hardcore acts like Discharge or The Exploited that I just can’t get away from. Maybe it’s because this is an onslaught of the primal core. A puncturing of the primordial soup bowl of extremity. An intrusion which ultimately led to a cementing of the foundation that we now consider modern metal.

Wolfbrigade is Swedish hardcore punk act formed in 1995. Originally called Wolfpack, the act changed their name to Wolfbrigade back in 1998 to avoid association with a Swedish prison gang using the same name. Run with the Hunted is the first release by Wolfbrigade since 2012’s Damned. This extended hibernation has made these wolves hungry!

The vocals are barked like orders from a drill sergeant. It’s fucking beastly and it will undoubtedly tear your head off! The riffs are true carnage. I can close my eyes and imagine those mosh pits erupting, a wild pack of beasts ripping into the roots of rage! I’ve heard this album over twenty times, it’s short and highly addictive. Most tracks are under 3 minutes. This gives Wolfbrigade’s music more power. The melodies don’t vary greatly but they don’t need to. Power is the primacy of this attack. Shortened lyrics make the message clear. There are no fillers, this is kick you in the teeth and go to hell! Highlight tracks for me are: “Nomad Pack”, “Warsaw Speedwolf”, “Feral Blood”, “Kallocain” and “Under the Bell”.

Wolfbrigade has pulled out the claws on this one. Run with the Hunted is loud and nasty. It’s the kind of shit that annoys the mainstream. Featuring a brutalizing quality that really scares people. I love it! Check out Wolfbrigade’s new release and join the pack! \m/

Wolfbrigade are:

  • Tommy – Drums
  • Eric – Guitars
  • Johan – Bass
  • Micke – Vocals
  • Jocke – Guitars
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