Band: WOLF TEETHGenres: Punk / Emo / Screamo / Hardcore
Related artists: ?.
Country: Elyria, Ohio USA
Years Active: 2014-present
Song: "Mother and the Gun"
Album: "A House//A Home"
Label(s): Ronald Records / TightWolf Records
This post's artist is from the July 2015 Mix. This is track #6.
You can download: the June Mix#7 right here or get the new July 2015 Mix#8 here.
For fans of: Paper Skeletons, La Dispute, Wet Petals, The Saddest Landscape, Fear Before The March Of Flames, Transistor Transistor, Crestfallen, Locktender and Voyage In Coma aka PROPER SCREAMO.
WOLF TEETH has a name that pretty much describes the band. They bare everything quite openly with gushing, desperate, venomous screams that deal with the mistreatment of women, addiction, broken homes, abuse, self-loathing ... some of which I can certainly relate to. The instrumentals are much more difficult to pin down but are certainly interesting and help to create a polished yet very rustic feel, especially with the guitars.
We've got to start with the end of "Mother and the Gun" because it's just heart wrenching with kind of a Fear Before The March Of Flames take on the vocals, "Mother pull the shotgun out of your mouth. I know it's hard to live with three ungrateful kids, you told us." This is also my favourite song from the EP because the screams are just so damn passionate and instrumentally is the most honed. "It Started With A Whisper" is another good example of seething revulsion decked out in hardcore and it happens to be the opening track. "Hidden Beneath the Floorboards of a House" is a quiet, subdued number that leads into "Wooden Spoons" which will tear you a new one with some Locktender instrumentals and Crestfallen vocals that cry out, "My brother tried to hang himself before he was even born. I think he was on to something." The fourth track "Could Have Been" is another soft one with screamed vocals and reminds me of La Dispute's better (aka older) material with the meandering but catchy vocal delivery and soothing post-rock instrumentals.
"Arcarsenal" was recorded along with two other tracks that I've been lucky enough to hear and they're much more versatile and eclectic without losing their edge, but as of this point not released. The cover is obviously the opening track on At The Drive In's monumental 'Relationship of Command' and it holds up surprisingly well considering what an ATDI fan I am. The screaming is really high pitched, much more so than the previous EP. The guitars are relatively bare but encompass exactly what they need to in order to project their influences and hold the song together.
While most bands emulate another band during their early years, WOLF TEETH do the complete opposite and has already etched a sound that is unique and captivating at the same time. The band has gone through a few line up changes but have kept core member Eddy, thank science. That guy rules. Can't wait to see what concoction is cooked up with new members!
2015 - A House//A Home cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)
2015 - At The Drive In cover comp (contributed "Arcarsenal") (stream/donate/download here)
(2015) WOLF TEETH - "Arcarsenal" (from 'At The Drive In' comp)
(2015) WOLF TEETH - "Mother and the Gun" (from 'A House//A Home')
(2015) WOLF TEETH - "Wooden Spoons" (from 'A House//A Home')
(2015) WOLF TEETH - "Could Have Been" (from 'A House//A Home')
WOLF TEETH additional links