Wolvhammer’s The Monuments of Ash and Bone Will Rip You Into Shreds
Minnesota/Washington metallers Wolvhammer have perfected their own breed of metal: blackened sludge. As far as I’m concerned, you really can’t get any more crushing than that, and their latest release, The Monuments of Ash and Bone, takes Wolvhamer’s reputation for savagery to the next level.
The moments of catharsis on the album are just as compelling as the relentless pummeling. The record is unique and innovative, but never crosses the line into “experimental” territory. On top of the fact that this is purely fucking fantastic music, The Monuents of Ash and Bone is also excellently produced thanks to Jarrett Pritchard’s (Goatwhore, Exhumed) efforts to cultivate an old-school aesthetic without being cliche.
As official MetalSucks intern, I declare that The Monuments of Ash and Bone shall be deemed the zenith of the third wave of black metal. This record is proof that the black metal scene is very much alive and well. Check out the full stream below.
Wolvhammer will be touring with Uada and The Black Moriah from June 22 to July 16, as well as making an appearance at Psycho Las Vegas in August. Tour dates are listed beneath the album stream.
WOLVHAMMER w/ Uada, The Black Moriah:
6/22-23/2018 Hay Camp Brewery – Rapid City, SD @ Stygian Rites Festival
6/23/2018 Hydra Beer Hall – Sioux Falls, SD [no Uada]
6/24/2018 Lee’s Liquor Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
6/25/2018 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2018 Vangeli’s Tavern – Saskatoon, SK
6/27/2018 The Temple – Edmonton, AB
6/28/2018 Distortion Live – Calgary, AB
6/29/2018 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/30/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
7/01/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
7/02/2018 Opera Metro – Oakland, CA
7/03/2018 Club Bahia – Los Angeles, CA
7/05/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
7/06/2018 The Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
7/07/2018 You Revolution – Tijuana, MX
7/08/2018 Ables Bar – Ensenada, MX
7/09/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
7/10/2018 Juggernaut Music – Gallup, NM
7/11/2018 The Classic Tavern – Laredo, TX
7/12/2018 The Guillotine – San Antonio, TX
7/13/2018 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
7/14/2018 The Concert Pub North – Houston, TX
7/15/2018 Renos Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
7/16/2018 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK
8/16-19/2018 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas