Black Soul Choir - Wolves like Us
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Norwegian heavy metal band was produced by Mike Hartung.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 26, 2014
    80
    Lyrical references to Charles Bukowski and Elizabeth Carter score egghead points, but the real smarts are in the taut and tight delivery of the 10 tracks.
  2. Feb 28, 2014
    80
    They can take their time crafting their next move, as they've given us lots to chew on here with this dense, pleasing, and--most importantly--fully enjoyable album.
  3. Feb 26, 2014
    76
    The new outing from the Nordic rockers may not be as essential as Sister Faith in the long run, but it certainly makes for a highly pleasurable listen.
  4. Mar 14, 2014
    60
    Black Soul Choir isn't exactly a sing-along classic, but it's a slow grower. [15 Feb 2014, p.55]
  5. Feb 26, 2014
    60
    Chunky, neatly devised and deeply satisfying--this is the sound of staring into a black winter puddle while a nearby bird squirts a veneer of soothing melody onto proceedings.
  6. 40
    Sadly, the Norwegians promptly undo much of their good work by interspersing the bombastic rocking with acoustic cobblers like ‘Lovescared’ and the sort of excessive, pompous emoting that even Pearl Jam tend to avoid these days.