Album Rating: 3.6
Following excellent debut LP 'The Big Roar', Welsh alt-rockers The Joy Formidable look to build upon their arena-rock aesthetic with 2nd LP 'Wolf's Law'. Tighter - and more accessible - than the debut, this album isn't necessarily better off for that fact, with the band's ambition not always honed appropriately. Some string arrangements add value & the trio somehow pull off the bombastic Muse-like ridiculousness of 'Maw Maw Song', but a few too many tracks float on by satisfyingly without leaving any great imprint. In other words: this is solid , but TJF are capable of much better. Recommended Tracks: This Ladder Is Ours, Maw Maw Song, The Hurdle & Cholla.
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