Paths is the second 7” release from Rochester’s Like Wolves. I really enjoyed their demo 7”, but this is even better, showing immense promise for future recordings.
Just as with the songs on their demo, “Live Wires” boasts some stellar guitar work, bringing to mind the hardcore meets rock approach of The Suicide File. Meanwhile “Saturate” and “Dying to Survive” make use of gnarling guitars to match the intensity of the vocals and rhythm section - think 108 meets Young Widows. “Grandeur” has a slight Modern Life is War vibe, and is fueled by the impressive vocals of Ben Kruger.
After two fantastic 7” releases I’d be very very surprised - and disappointed - if Like Wolves didn’t get snatched up by a label for their next release. Seriously, someone get on that ASAP.
8.5 / 10
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