2 Wolves are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of melodic death, gothic and doom metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Shelter" which will be released in October by Inverse Records.
A very dark, atmospheric and gothic sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as the gothic style mixing with melodic metal and a few seconds later clean singing vocals are added into the music along with some death metal growls and the solos and leads also utilize a great amount of melody in the way they are composed.
Most of the music sticks to more of a slow to mid paced direction and mixes the modern gothic metal style with the more 90's style of melodic doom/death metal while they also use some semi fast tremolo picking at times and some of the later tracks also show the band adding clean playing and acoustic guitars in certain sections of the recording and after awhile the music starts incorporating elements of industrial and the last track is very long and epic in length.
2 Wolves cover a lot of ground with their music taking the modern day gothic metal sound and mixing it with the 80's era of melodic death and doom metal as well as giving their music a progressive touch to create some dark and melancholic music, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover a tragic love story that is set in a haunted house setting.
In my opinion 2 Wolves are a very great sounding mixture of gothic, doom and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wake of Beauty" "Serpentine Paths In The Autumn Night" and "The Lake Of Black Swans". 8 out of 10.