AGE OF WOLVES – Age Of Wolves

AGE OF WOLVES - Age Of Wolves
  • 5/10
    AGE OF WOLVES - Age Of Wolves - 5/10


Pitch Black Records
Release date: December 10, 2021

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10.0:         Cannot be improved! Perfect, instant classic! Essential in any record collection.
9.5 – 9.9:  Fantastic, spectacular and outstanding!
9.0 – 9.4:  Amazing release! It just lacks that little extra spice to make it perfect.
8.5 – 8.9:  Exceptional release! Will likely rank among top ten albums of the year.
8.0 – 8.4:  Great release! It has many different qualities.
7.5 – 7.9:  Above average! It is an enjoyable release.
7.0 – 7.4:  It is not brilliant, but has many strong points.
6.0 – 6.9:  It has its moments, but is not that strong.
5.0 – 5.9:  Slightly above average, does not stand out. Good outweighs bad by just a little.
4.0 – 4.9:  Just below average, bad outweighs good by just a little.
3.0 – 3.9:  Mediocre. There might be a song or a performance that is enjoyable, but that is it.
2.0 – 2.9:  Very weak! There might be a light at the end of the tunnel, too many flaws.
1.0 – 1.9:  This release gives the word “terrible” new meaning.
0.1 – 0.9:  Awful! Avoid at all cost. There is nothing good to say about this release.


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The Backstory

Members of Thy Kingdom Slum, My Terminal Ritual, Gypsy Chief Goliath, and LoDown team up for an album they describe as “classic Hard Rock and old school Metal, filtered through 1990s Alternative music.”

The Album

Dark grooves set the tone for the album’s opener “Lil’ Burner.” “Avernus” recalls a bit of classic Black Sabbath meets 90s Corrosion of Conformity. Drums and bass prevail on “Temple Bar,” as vocalist Michael Edwards tells a story all too familiar for some. “Overlord” concludes with a funky and fuzzy jam session. Edward’s get a bit maniacal on “We Rise.” The album ends on a yawn with the 8 minute saga that is “Endless Tides.”

The Verdict

Age of Wolves are definitely a group of accomplished and capable musicians, unfortunately these 8 songs just aren’t interesting enough to keep the listener engaged or coming back to them.


  1. Lil Burner
  2. Avernus
  3. Grease Money & The Monkey Wrench
  4. Temple Bar
  5. Overlord
  6. We Rise
  7. My Love Ends All
  8. Endless Tides

Age of Wolves are

Ray Solomon – Bass
Dwayne LaFramboise – Drums
Al Yeti Bones – Guitar
Michael Edwards – Vocals


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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