Review: Turbowolf - Turbowolf
Throughout the album various different music styles and group influences start to become more noticeable and shows a wide range of inspiration that the Turbowolf boys took with the making of this album. Read + Write contains a feel of emo crafted melancholy with extra synthesizer elements thrown in for good measure. The Big Cut then presents listeners with a grunge-fueled angst as well as skillfully crafted breakdowns, allowing for supreme moshing to take place whilst listening. Listening to the album I found many parts that seemed reminiscent to a wide range of predecessors. A Rose for the Crows with it's bouncy structures and metallic pounding wouldn't sound out of place on System of a Down's Toxicity, whilst the following track Son (Sun) sounds like a more depressed Red Hot Chili Peppers. While All the Trees has the main body of an emo inspired song, in the middle we are treated to some stoner rock riffing that the Truckfighters ("Probably the Best Band in the World") would be proud of. Out of these styles, due to the constant sense of anger, melancholy and angst contained in many songs, it is this heavy emo styling that dominates on this album. Combining this to classic sounding hard rock gives Turbowolf similar qualities to fellow rising brit stars Arcane Roots who managed to stun many with their fiery debut Left Fire in February.
So Turbowolf's debut album essentially proves their music to be as awesome as their band name, as they cover a wide range of rock styles without losing any sense of focus or direction. It shows their is a real wildness and bright spark of uniqueness rising from the British rock scene. Turbowolf have clearly been taught well and hopefully will go on to prosper and become influential themselves. Seriously, more bands need to be like this.
Turbowolf's self-titled debut is out now via Hassle Records. The band will perform at The Forum, Hatfield with The King Blues, The Skints, Hawk Eyes and We Are the Ocean.