98 / 100
"… tremendous album … a must for serious Blackers."
4,5 / 5
"… a massive and great album …"
4,5 / 5
4,5 / 5 - epic
9 / 10
9 / 10
"… the recording quality is of a high standard, it is not the typical tape recorder quality … vocals fit the album well, they are not the classical crispy vocals characteristic to Black Metal, but even then they are still Black Metal in nature … sheer quality …"
(Dutch Metal Maniac)
9 / 10
"WOLVES DEN is a band, with quite unique music, that has a true meta-spirit to it … Black Metal fans will love this album, because it has a raw sound and crushing riffs … also it owns the true power and vibe of Black Metal … worth of listening."
13 / 15
XL / XXL
85 / 100
"… 'Deus Vult' is a 46 -minute joyride of Melodic Blackened Metal that is very satisfying … groups like WOLVES DEN well be the reason why I have twelve years of this review unremunerated work at Lords Of Metal do! The underground scene keeps spitting out great bands and WOLVES DEN is one of them … if you love the first group of Swedish Melodic Death / Black Metal as Unanimated, Necrophobic , Sacramentum, Eucharist or Decameron, something is also included in this band to your liking … crazy."
(Lords Of Metal)
8,5 / 10
8,5 / 10
8,5 / 10
"… quite satisfactory Atmospheric / Symphonic Black Metal release."
8,5 / 10
8,25 / 10
"We could name bands like Sword, Naglfar, Cradle Of Filth (the good time, which refers to his first albums, obvious) … for lovers of Melodic Black Metal I highly recommend it … listen to it because you might be surprised …"
8 / 10
8 / 10
"WOLVES DEN is furious music, yet is close to the epic narrative quality of disgust on the verge of Pagan Black Metal … absolutely fabulous title track "Deus Vult" … has a chance to become the jewel of Black Metal."
(Hard Music Base)
8 / 10
"“Deus Vult” features some impressive Black Metal riffs and brutal vocals, which manages to catch the listener’s attention from the beginning … the record is brutal but also melodic and catchy; I am sure that the listeners will want to hear the record again and again to hear a certain guitar riff, brutal vocals or the blasting drums! A highlight in the record is the use of choruses/atmospheric elements in songs like “Deus Vult” and “Schwarzes Firmament”; this aspect made the record much more fascinating and even a bit diverse in my opinion … “Deus Vult” marks the great start for the band! If you have a chance to see them live, don’t miss it!"
(Melody Of The Soul)
8 / 10
"… sounds really good, has a good handful of stunning themes and its presentation in digipak format completes a work as dark as it would be."
8 / 10
8 / 10
"… quite successful in terms of musical diversity … melodic Black Metal, Doom Metal, Swedish style Black Metal …"
7,5 / 10
"'Deus Vult' is a surprising little gem that is just dripping with melodic and atmospheric Black Metal beauty through and through."
5 / 7
"Their superiority lies in unbelievable melodic guitars that create amazing harmonies, literally on entire album … they do not waste any moment to get me bored … Keyboards are much more monumental, medieval, used only when needed, not for sake of doing so … WOLVES DEN know how to make their modern sound be on favor of selectivity of the instruments and they made it work very well for them … I am really a sucker for brilliant chorus they have composed in S/T song for example … another fantastic, occult-like element in their music perfectly flashbacks some memories of Dark Ages and its cruelty and that`s all caused by convenience and simplicity of the music … and I start playing 'Deus Vult' over and over again to enjoy Black Metal as its best . I like that a lot."
"'Deus Vult' is a balance of atmosphere, melody and extremity that again observes the essence and presence of 90s BM when bands had an unlimited canvas to paint at their own leisure … as with other albums that do the same, it’s akin to stumbling onto a rare, ancient treasure, a huge vault of wonders that hadn’t been unearthed for millennia … blast beats and vocals enter the picture with a storm of acerbity kindred to classic Mayhem and Marduk with underlying keyboards comparable to Emperor."
(Dave Wolff - Autoeroticasphyxium Zine)
"WOLVES DEN's debut „Deus Vult” is a Black Metal triumph … they have strong Black Metal basics, but also incorporate traditional Metal riffs into their compositions … there are even hints of Thrash Metal present in these multi-layered, rich tracks … also present is a somber, ethereal atmosphere accomplished by the excellent guitar work, and notably without the added flourishes of a small touch of synth … all of these qualities add to WOLVES DEN have unique approach to incorporate the sensibilities of 90’s Melodic Black Metal, but do so with their own individualized touch, which is dark and introspective and which is refreshing to my ears … there are many opportunities to head bang on this album, which I found especially exciting … the record has a majestic quality, so the headbanging must be done in a dignified manner! WOLVES DEN is a band that is very easy and natural to take seriously, as their compositions and approach to Metal is a mature and measured one … I highly recommend this band and their debut work „Deus Vult”."
"… a good album … black, compact and well balanced, melodic Metal …"
"An interesting debut, an interesting band, and a future that promises to be even better."
Munich • Germany
2013, the heavy BLACK METAL monument WOLVES DEN was lifted from the spiritual depths of the involved musicians and placed in ice-cold darkness. A musical specifically unholy and artistic enormously stable solid existence was the result.
As chief creative minds behind WOLVES DEN act singer and bassist Helge Stang and guitarist Mexx Steiner. Vocal cord torturer Helge with his insanely fascinating voice caused already enthusiastic reactions in Equilibrium for some years and on two albums, as well as in Arafel and some other bands.
With the wolfish wild, Bavarian Black Metallers, Helge reveals a powerful striking development. Over the years his highly charismatic skill has become very extensive and complex, as it's now urgently to hear.
The drums are excellent played by Manuel Di Camillo, also well known out of his days in Equilibrium. The fourth bloke in the horde is live-axeman Stefan Botz, mainly known of Lunar Aurora so far.
Their outstanding profound debut album "Deus Vult" ("God Wants It") has been recorded between March and April 2015 in Munich based Grotesque Studios, resulting in a very good sound experience.
"Deus Vult" contains eight mighty striking and highly intensive hammer songs. Everything devouring gloom, majestic, sublime epic and incredibly vicious aggression are thereby mixed to a dark-blooded and frosty cocktail that found its unflinching way already into many, thirsty throats of the scene.
Eight songs that strangle the mind. All of these compositions are fully thoughtful and consciously celebrated on a superior level in all bliss.
The subtle and sometimes wonderful sacral Synth underpaintings on "Deus Vult" were created by Dominik Morgenroth (Worship) and Equilibrium's René Berthiaume, which often brings on the captivating disc gigantic atmospheres to life.
Currently the roundabout highly promising WOLVES DEN creating songs for the upcoming album successor, truly stunning material is expected!
April 3rd, 2015
01. Via Lustorum 01:30
02. Gedeih und Verderb 05:08
03. Schwarzes Firmament 06:19
04. Deus Vult 04:55
05. Grau wird Nebel 07:17
06. Dysterborn 05:34
07. Sieche 05:25
08. VobisCum 03:27
09. Mortis 06:50
total: 46:25 min.
Helge Stang - Vocals, Bass
Mexx - Guitars
Manuel Di Camillo - Drums
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