We Are the Wolves

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We Are the Wolves starts most promisingly, with a heavily distorted country-blues instrumental called "Wolves in the Electric Church" that slowly evolves into something more akin to Sonic Youth covering John Fahey. That interest-piquing introduction fades immediately into the heard-it-all-before screamfest "Marietta," however, and it becomes depressingly clear: Angelville are just another bunch of metal dudes, and after that one great instrumental, there is very little of interest to be found on We Are the Wolves, except for those who are interested in the science of how to write and record a group of songs that are basically indistinguishable from one another, with none of them particularly interesting. Bouncing personality-free lead singer John Rau would be a good start toward creating something interesting for the next go-round.

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