As Swedish crust icons WOLFBRIGADE set their savage debut Southern Lord LP, Damned, loose on the public this week, today BrooklynVegan are streaming the entire 12-track album RIGHT HERE.
Recorded at renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth), Damned is the album is a stark reminder of exactly why WOLFBRIGADE are considered pioneers of the Swedish d-beat/crust movement and is undoubtedly one of the strongest releases in the band’s history.
Initially known as Wolfpack, WOLFBRIGADE have been storming the scene since 1995. The outfit unleashed three LPs and as many EPs of their potent crust-inspired punk in less than five years, instantly making a massively influential impact worldwide and helping fuel an entire new wave of “d-beat” bands and scenes internationally. With some personnel changes at the turn of the century the band kicked off the new millennium under the revamped moniker WOLFBRIGADE. Since then the band’s already powerful attack became even more sinister and morose, yet more aggressive and pummeling. Following four LPs and several splits and mini-releases under the WOLFBRIGADE banner since 2001, the outfit have remained at the top of their game and continue to release invigorating and demoralizing socially-aimed antagonism on a regular basis.