Album Review: Bad Wolves - Disobey

"Bad Wolves deliver flawless production on debut album ‘Disobey.'"

The supergroup - comprised of Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy, drummer John Boecklin (ex-Devildriver), guitarists Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid) and Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment) - live up to the hype surrounding them following the release of their cover of 'Zombie' by The Cranberries on their debut LP, 'Disobey'. 

The metallers released their spin on the 1994 classic in a touching tribute to late frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, who had been set to record her vocals on the song until her sudden death in January, and it shot to No1 around the globe.

After delivering the haunting metalcore rendition of 'Zombie', Tommy and co live up to expectation, firing up the guitars, drums and vocals to provide every heavy metal fan's idyllic album; full of fist-pumping moments from opening track 'Officer Down' right until closer 'Blood N Bone'. 

Watch: ‘Zombie':

Highlights include 'Shape Shifter', on which Tommy's vocals soar and transform into powerhouse status.

Our favourite track, 'Toast to the Ghost', starts off like a ghostly musical soundtrack, before erupting on all cylinders. 

What makes Bad Wolves standalone - in a good way -  is their unique mix of progressive rock, heavy metal and metalcore, delivered with a flawless production.

 'I Swear' has Slipknot-esque guitar-shredding, Seether-style vocals and symphonic elements twisted in for good measure.

If you are seeking variety within the heavy metal genre, then get your earholes around this 16-track haven.  

Rating: 8/10

For Fans Of: Five Finger Death Punch, Slipknot, Seether 

Release date: 11.05.18