Label : Werewolf Press : EVIL-000-DIGI - Finland Year : 2020
New or Used : original new
In the works for over six years, Devil Crisis is the grand culmination of every residual aesthetic strain in THE TRUE WERWOLF canon hereby taken their most professional and finessed ends. Informed by lyrical themes that are extremely emotional and erotic - and, in the case of "0373," even cosmic - Devil Crisis boldly displays a pronounced sense of refinement that doesn't sacrifice or stultify an ounce of Werwolf's icy yet burning-hot passion; if anything, this refinement begins a new era for THE TRUE WERWOLF. Necromantical black metal art at its heart, this tour de force of madness & majesty explodes with an almost overwhelming sense of clarity, stargazing and screaming for vengeance, but within lurks heretofore-revealed elements - foremost among them, classic video game music - that only serve to make THE TRUE WERWOLF a more unique and idiosyncratic entity. Likewise, the subtle-but-unabashed usage of keyboards here lends a most bewitching and magickal sound, wholly transporting the listener to forgotten realms and further underlining Werwolf's roots in the glare of burning churches.