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Hour of the Wolf / Lewd Acts - Split (Cover Artwork)

Hour of the Wolf / Lewd Acts

Hour of the Wolf / Lewd Acts: SplitSplit (2008)
Think Fast! Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Hour of the Wolf and Lewd Acts provide two very different takes on hardcore, but both are speedy and concise, making for a tight split EP. Hour of the Wolf use their three songs to continue their brand of Misfits-inspired, rock'n'roll-tinged hardcore punk that follows in the footsteps of their 20.
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Hour of the Wolf and Lewd Acts provide two very different takes on hardcore, but both are speedy and concise, making for a tight split EP.

Hour of the Wolf use their three songs to continue their brand of Misfits-inspired, rock'n'roll-tinged hardcore punk that follows in the footsteps of their 2007 EP, Waste Makes Waste. "Overload" will have you hollering along ("Another night, is over!"), while "War Machine" delivers craggy, aggressive verses and a melodic but still agitated chorus. They have a good, rambunctious attitude about them, and it helps to make for an effective Side A.

Sometimes I want to say Lewd Acts are like another metallic hardcore unit, Shipwreck (a.d.), and there are moments on here that definitely warrant the comparison (precisely a minute into "Broken Kids," where their mid-tempo swagger bears resemblance, and plenty of "Glass Act"). But unlike that band, Lewd Acts are a little more chaotic, not quite as heavy, and twice open with an accelerated tempo and then get dynamic on us with a slowed down bout of tension ("Broken Kids," "Jealous Sea"), a tactic that seems to work best with "Broken Kids."

This is a solid introduction to two lower-key acts in the modern hardcore spectrum who continue to develop their respective styles before dropping a full-length on us.

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Hour of the Wolf - Overload
Lewd Acts - Broken Kids

 

 
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lorraine (June 17, 2008)

I love me some HOTW. see them live if you get the chance. Listening to them while driving gets me in trouble. Sometimes it rules to live in AZ

android (June 16, 2008)

we were supposed to tour with those guys in august. tour got cancelled. huge bummer.I was looking forward to see them live.

Phantom_Maggot (June 14, 2008)

Hour of the Wolf is awesome live. I have their other two EPs so I need to pick this one up soon.

Dsquared (June 14, 2008)

This was sort of a let down compared to Hour Of the Wolf's last two EPs. I found a significant difference between their songs that were recorded recently and the one recorded in 2006 on this split.

elephantdwarf (June 13, 2008)

tyler!! tattoo me more.

brangelina (June 13, 2008)

Hour of the wolf rules

Dante3000 (June 13, 2008)

I love Hour of the Wolf's opener on this album. It completely shreds everything else on here. It's good but I definitely find myself more a fan of Hour of the Wolf than Lewd Acts. Also, get the 7" limited, one time pressing of 666.
-Dante

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