HOUR OF THE WOLF / LEWD ACTS: Split: CD

After hearing some of Hour Of The Wolf’s previous stuff, I thought they were all bark and no bite. I’m taking this disc as their retort. The first track on this split, “Overload,” fakes like it’s coming at your leg before leaping at your throat and digging its fangs in. Lyrics express feelings of numbness and pressure as youth fades away. The way these words are sung, however, makes it clear that anger is the real emotion. That emotion fuels the band’s remaining two tracks as well. Lewd Acts take over from there, trying valiantly, though futilely, to carry on with the same level of intensity.

 –mp (Think Fast)