CD | Metal | 19 Apr 2019
The riff gods are back!
A little more than two years have passed since the great 'Sword Songs' album was released, but Grand Magus can never quench their thirst for action. Accordingly, the Heavy Metal giants started to develop new songs as fast as possible after their last record.
Singer and guitarist JB points out their new way of working: "We decided to let go of the current philosophy to record drums first and then bass and then guitar etc. This time, we met up, jammed and created together during the last six months with the goal to record basic tracks live."
Something, lovers of little details will realize, yet Grand Magus haven't lost their basic philosophy.
'Wolf God' rises over the Heavy Metal scene majestically and lets the guitar riffs speak for themselves. The groove and heaviness that were featured on the successful predecessor can also be found on the new, ninth studio album which once again holds a number of future classics. This is joined by a superbly-placed JB whose voice hovers emotionally and variably over the strong and memorable instrumentals.
The band's new method of recording fits perfectly with their overall sound. By letting the music flow naturally the band have managed to craft melodies, riffs and rhythms that unite to forge overwhelming yet memorable hymns, which will find their place in the throne room of Metal history.
Recorded in Sweetspot Studio in Sweden, together with producer Staffan Karlsson (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Spiritual Beggars), the corner stone was laid for another triumphal procession. As the majority of the songs were recorded on the first take, they have an honest, diverse and yet down-to-earth sound that envelops the trio's true power.
Title: Wolf God
Release Date: 19 Apr 2019
Artist: Grand Magus
Catalogue No: NB47542
1. Gold And Glory
2. Wolf God
3. A Hall Clad In Gold
4. Brother Of The Storm
5. Dawn Of Fire
6. Spear Thrower
7. To Live And To Die In Solitude
8. Glory To The Brave
9. He Sent Them All To Hel