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Wolf Eyes — Enemy Ladder b/w Dull Murder Two


I debated writing “trip metal” two hundred times over instead of an actual write-up here, but opted against it.

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wolf Eyes have been assaulting our ears for nineteen years with their industrial/noise throughout their various lineups and phases. One of Wolf Eyes’ greatest strengths, shared by fellow long-running noise ensemble Sissy Spacek, has been their ability to shift and evolve over the years, embracing their own distinct trajectories instead of popular trends. The upcoming I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces LP, to be released on Jack White’s Third Man Records on October 30th, is the latest phase of the band. The most trip metal release yet, and finally a distillation of their phenomenal 2015 tour. The music is hard to pigeonhole, but is an immersive, and deceptively simple, blend of reverbed vocals, churning guitar, noise bleets, and a drum machine blasting away an almost tribal rhythm. These elements combine to form something resembling the bastard offspring of Savage Republic and Neu!. “Enemy Ladder” comes across as a sort of mosh-metal post-industrial Big Black wet dream. A perfect soundtrack for irradiated strip malls and 7-11 nachos. Long live Trip Metal.

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