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Starving Wolves- True Fire LP (Krum Bums, Casualties) (Only 500 pressed, Each Copy #'d)

Starving Wolves- True Fire LP (Krum Bums, Casualties) (Only 500 pressed, Each Copy #'d)
Starving Wolves- True Fire LP (Krum Bums, Casualties) (Only 500 pressed, Each Copy #'d)
SKU: stwolveslp
Band/Title: Starving Wolves
You can earn 20 AYP PUNK ROCK POINTS on this product!
Price: $19.99
Product Details
Based in Austin, TX, the core of Starving Wolves are: the frontman Dave Rodriguez (Now singer of The Casualties), bassist, Zach Volta, and guitarist, Josh Langford. All are members of the street punk band, Krum Bums. To even out their sound, they are joined by Kevin Nguyen on guitar and Reeve Allen on drums. It’s worth mentioning that the band achieved their lifelong goal and put this album out all on their own. DIY or DIE! The spirit of punk rock at its finest.

Just recently released, True Fire starts out with "One Life.” It’s a quick 60 second song, but it sets the expectations for the remainder of the album. I was playing cards with my little sister, a metal kid, while we listened. By the end of this brief tune, she was like, "Oh shit. Ok. Let’s keep listening.” This doesn’t happen often while we are together….

"Never Touch the Ground” rolls out from there. The combination of the crazy fast tempo and the truculent guitar riffs immediately grabbed me and had me in a trance. Later, I tried to listen to this while I went for a run and I couldn’t keep pace with the song without burning out long before I got home. Best believe that it will be roaring while I kick box next time though.

The emotional punch in the teeth that the band promises is delivered in "Four Walls.” Is it possible for a song to be beautiful, sad, and aggressive all at the same time? Yuuuup, because it’s on this LP. "I’m lost and I’m stuck at sea. Nobody hates me more than me.” While the chorus is super catchy, the verses to this song are moving and are what got to me.

"Get Bit” is hands down my favorite on the album. It gave me a 90’s skate punk vibe and I’m always here for that. On top of the melodic sound coming from the instruments, the guttural scream that Rodriguez delivers in the beginning gave me chills.

The opening for "Thrown Away” almost makes you think that the band is going to take a breather for second and offer up a slower paced song. But only for about 15 seconds and then the musical intensity builds back sky high. Again, the lyrics that are roared connected and stuck with me long after the song ended.

True Fire ends just as it started. The finale, "We Are One” is really a battle cry for unity. In such a turbulent time in our history, it is more important than ever for us to stick together and to stick up for those without voices. Regardless of our race, background, or experiences, we are the same. "We are one in opposition with everyone.”

Now, I’m typically a snob when it comes to buying vinyl and I usually go the digital route. That shit gets expense and rarely is there an album that I enjoy in its entirety. This, however, will definitely be one that I will purchase the physical record.


(Punksylvania Review)





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