Show Me Wolves are a solo project from Iceland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of progressive black metal and metalcore and this is a review of their album "The World they Took Over" which will be released in 2016 by Merdumgiriz.
A very dark and atmospheric ambient style synth starts off the album and after the intro the music goes into a very heavy and melodic musical direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and add progressive elements onto the recording.
Vocals are mostly high pitched and grim black metal screams and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also alternate between both clean and heavy parts and some songs add in influences of metalcore and post metal along with the vocals also getting somewhat melodic at times and some of the tracks are long and epic in length and throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffs bring in a touch of death metal.
Show Me Wolves creates an album that takes a progressive style of black metal and mixes in elements of post, death metal and metalcore along with a touch of the modern atmospheric sound to create a very original sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature and real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Show Me Wolves and if you are a fan of progressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tabula Rasa" "Gates In the Shadow" and "The World They Take Over". 8 out of 10.