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EP Review: Wolves at Bay – “When I’m Dead”

Wolves at Bay recently released three brand new songs in the form of a limited cassette release through Up All Night Records titled When I’m Dead. The opening song, “Tried to Fix”, makes use of some clean cut and tuned vocals and harmonies, there’s some big melodic chord progressions and the usual stuff here… but there’s no urgency or passion and it all comes off pretty uninspired.

“Nothing Will Work” is equally yawn worthy. The repeated vocal “you could never get your…/ you could never get your…/ you could never get your” just drags on. The song lacks any build up or pay off, the band has no surprises up their sleeves. The final track, “Sincerely, Your Ex-Lover”, is almost 7 minutes long and feels like a lost opportunity to explore or branch out but instead it is just a 7 minute song. It’s slower, longer and just as ambiguous as the previous two songs. An attempt at post-rock with screaming and weird swooshy noises just comes across as generic and half baked.

There’s nothing particularly wrong with what Wolves at Bay have made here, everything is recorded and mixed well enough and there’s an equal balance between instruments and performances. Occasional use of acoustic guitar, ambient lead tones and effects add a bit of colour and the song writing is reminiscent of Emery/Make Do and Mend/Thrice etc but lacks the power and impact of those bands. Wolves at Bay sound too much like a lot of other bands and this lack of uniqueness makes it all the more forgettable.

Skip this one unless you’re curious or already a fan.

1 / 5 Stars

When I’m Dead is available for free download via the Animal Style Records Bandcamp page, which you can find right here.

Wolves At Bay offer new EP “When I’m Dead” for ‘name your price’ download

Connecticut post-hardcore group Wolves at Bay are currently offering their new EP “When I’m Dead” for ‘name your price’ download and you can check it out below.

The album will be officially released on October 7th through  Animal Style Records.

Free Download: Wolves at Bay – ‘The Postvention EP’

Post-hardcore group Wolves at Bay released a new four song EP earlier this week. Titled The Postvention EP, the band and label released a statement about the EP:

“Proceeds [for this EP] will be donated to Prevent Suicide CT.  The CTSAB seeks to reduce and eliminate suicide by instilling hope across the lifespan and through the use of culturally competent advocacy, policy, education, collaboration and networking.” 

You can stream The Postvention EP below, or purchase it as a pay-what-you-want download over at the Animal Style Records Bandcamp page.

The Postvention EP was released on May 5, 2014 via Animal Style Records. It is the follow up to the band’s previous EP, I Was the Devil Once.

Animal Style Records releases charity compilation

Animal Style Records have released a charity compilation with proceeds going to benefit  The comp features four cover tracks by four of the bands on the label’s roster including; Mixtapes, Born Without Bones, We Are the Union and Wolves At Bay.

You can give it a listen below, and if you feel charitable, well you know go here.

Animal Style Records post free Fest 12 Sampler

Animal Style Records have released their Fest 12 Sampler for free download.

The sampler features Wolves At Bay, Young Turks, Silver Snakes, and others.

You can snag it here.

Animal Style Records announce label tour with Half Hearted Hero, Raindance & Wolves At Bay

Animal Style Records have announced a label tour featuring Massachusetts punks Half Hearted HeroRaindance, and Wolves At Bay.

You can check out the dates here.

Wolves At Bay announce US summer tour dates

Connecticut progressive rockers Wolves At Bay have announced they will be heading out on a short run of US tour dates in July.

Click here for a list of dates and locations they will be playing.

The band last released an EP entitled “I Was the Devil Once” on April 26th via Animal Style Records. You can stream the entire release right here.

Wolves at Bay stream new EP “I Was the Devil Once”

Post-hardcore group Wolves at Bay are streaming their new EP, “I Was the Devil Once,” here. Check out Dying Scene’s review of the EP here.

I Was the Devil Once will be released via Animal Style Records on April 26, 2013. It will be the follow up to the band’s debut LP, Only a Mirror.

Album Review: Wolves at Bay – “I Was the Devil Once”

It took me awhile to find some words to say about Wolves at Bay’s newest EP, I Was the Devil Once. Heck, I’m still not sure if I’ve actually found the right words, but at least I think I’m on the path I want to be on. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this conflicted about a release in my entire time as a DyingScene reviewer. On the one hand, Wolves at Bay have managed to put together a collection of six tightly crafted tunes. But on the other hand, there’s nothing in these songs that really makes the EP stick out as something that demands recognition from the scene. I don’t mean that as an insult to the band or to any fans; these are good songs, but the songs here are content with staying at 9 or 10; when what they could really benefit from is going all the way up to eleven.

Again, I don’t mean to give the impression that I Was the Devil Once is an awful release. In fact, it might be one of the best experimental/post-whatever-core releases that I’ve heard since Brand New’s Daisy in 2009 (or at least since Balance and Composure’s Separation) (Also bear in mind that I don’t listen to this genre a whole lot). Wolves at Bay have clearly grown a lot in the last few years, and the songs here reflect that growth. The second track, “Know Why”, (which just might be the best song in this collection) finds a nice balance between catchy and heavy- something that the band attempted to varying degrees on 2011’s Only a Mirror. “Forget Who I Was” and the title track also showcase the band’s growth, blending this newly precise sense of melody with the band’s previously established ability to write a heavy tune.

I Was the Devil Once isn’t all progress though. “Still Afraid” and “Hollow” have the band falling into the familiar territory that they treaded all too often on previous releases. Fans of The Night a Forest Grew might be pleased, but in all honesty it’s much more interesting to hear the band experiment with their new sounds.

Wolves at Bay certainly have what it takes to become a memorable act- I truly believe that. I Was the Devil Once is easily the band’s best release to date, although it still feels like its restraining itself too much at times. There are some solid songs in here, but they’re missing that little extra kick, that little “oomph”, that could launch this EP into being a solid collection as a whole.


RIYL: Brand New, Balance and Composure, Daylight

Wolves At Bay stream new song “Still Afraid” off upocming EP

Wolves At Bay are streaming “Sill Afraid”, a new song off their upcoming EP “I Was The Devil Once” right here.

I Was the Devil Once will be released via Animal Style Records on April 26, 2013. It will be the follow up to the band’s debut LP, Only a Mirror.

Wolves At Bay stream teaser for “I Was The Devil Once”

Wolves At Bay are streaming the teaser for their upcoming album “I Was The Devil Once”. You can listen to it here.

Wolves at Bay will released I Was the Devil Oncevia Animal Style Records on April 26, 2013. It will be the follow up to the band’s debut LP, Only a Mirror.

Wolves at Bay stream new song “Know Why”

Wolves At Bay are streaming a brand new song titled “Know Why”. It is set to appear on their recently announced EP, I Was The Devil Once.

You can listen to “Know Why” right here.

Wolves at Bay will released I Was the Devil Once via Animal Style Records on April 26, 2013. It will be the follow up to the band’s debut LP, Only a Mirror.

Wolves At Bay announce new EP “I Was The Devil Once”

Hamden, CT’s Wolves At Bay have announced that they will release “I Was The Devil Once” on Animal Style Records on April 26, 2013.

The 6 song EP was produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by Nick Bellmore (Hatebreed, Toxic Holocaust) at Dexter’s Llab Recording in Milford CT, and will be available digitally, as well as on 12” vinyl.

“I Was The Devil Once” is the  the follow up to their 2011 LP “Only a Mirror”.

Music Video: Wolves at Bay – “I Have Nothing to Offer”

Progressive emo rockers Wolves at Bay from Hamden, CT, have posted the music video for their song “I Have Nothing to Offer.”

You can check it out here.

Wolves At Bay released their last album, “Only A Mirror”, November 15th on Animal Style Records.

Half Hearted Hero and Wolves At Bay announce tour with Latin For Truth

Animal Style Records labelmates Half Hearted Hero and Wolves At Bay have announced an East Coast tour supported by Alabama punks Latin For Truth. To view all announced dates, click here.

Wolves At Bay released their latest full-length “Only A Mirror” in November 2011, and Half Hearted Hero recently announced that they are recording a full-length follow-up to last year’s split with Deadhorse.