Album Title: 
Chapter IV
Release Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Review Type: 

Wolfen is yet another one of those heavy power teutonic metal bands that is neither great nor terrible.

A bit more Primal Fear/ Accept than Kreator/ Destruction, Wolfen does very little in this 12 song album to convince anyone that they're going to be phenomenal in any regard. The songs lack a real dynamic push to really keep things moving along in a meaningful fashion. The band has flashes of promise throughout the disc, often in the guitar playing and tone, but on a whole, the album leaves a lot to be desired, particularly in the vocal department.  Perhaps I'm being a little harsh and found the music solid in some areas and a little too wimpy in others. But aside from a few interesting riffs or chugs, Wolfen never really takes off.

There are hints of potential throughout but none of that is quite realized on Chapter IV.