Wolves at the Gate   Types and Shadows
3.7
great
Release Date: 2016
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2.5 averageDurrzo | November 5th 16

This is a letdown. I was bored before it ended, the songs run together. There is nothing going on the the guitar department. The full focus is on the vocals, and while they have always been the strong-point of this band, they aren't strong enough to carry an entire album's worth of dull samey sounding material.rTheir debut remains their strongest release.

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4.5 superbCardiac112 | December 19th 17

May change my rating to 5.0 if 2 of the 13 songs grow on me a bit more. Excellent album. I've had it on repeat for a week and it's only getting better.

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4.0 excellentToondude | August 1st 17

It took a long time, but this record has grown on me a lot since this came out. What I took as a cop out of mid-era Thrice sound, I realized that this is their most mature record. The vocal performances are what makes this, especially Steven's clean vocals. While I still like the other two records more, I can safely say that this is a great record.

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3.0 goodMetalSoliloquy | November 18th 16

WOLVES AT THE GATE provide perfectly executed Melodic Post-Hardcore on their new album "Types And Shadows". From the clean and unclean vocals through the drums to the guitars everything sounds perfectly fine. The album has great melodies, beautiful lyrics and a good atmosphere, yet, it is not a perfect album. For me personally this album misses a bit of memorability. Whilst listening to it this album is really enjoyable but afterwards I haven't taken very much from it. Maybe the reason for this is that WOLVES AT THE GATE have lowered the level of aggressiveness on this record in comparison to their first two albums and everything sounds a bit more polished and less dynamic. Or maybe the reason is that they rely a bit too much on the established structures of the genre. Still, considering how worn out the genre of Post-Hardcore sometimes seems to be nowadays, this album is definitely worth listening to. Actually I would even say it is one of this year's best in it's genre.

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2.5 averagebrettgoespunk | November 6th 16

overall it is good, but i have to give it an average score because there are just no memorable parts aside from
that breakdown in the Aftermath. That was dope. 2.7/5

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4.0 excellentSteakByrnes | November 6th 16

This was certainly a good surprise after the disappointing singles. It's a much softer album as opposed to the unbound aggression of VxV and Captors, but they pull the sound off well. The cleans are at the forefront of the album, which is by no means a bad thing given how good they are, however it's a shame to hear so little of the screams compared to past releases because of his improvement. However the aggression is not entirely gone; songs like Asleep, Anathema, and The Aftermath sound like they'd be home on VxV. Instrumentally they more so go for the melodic approach as opposed to the punchy power chord-driven riffs of VxV, and it's pulled off quite well (it can get overused at points though, examples being Flickering Flame and War In The Time Of Peace). Highlights include Anathema, The Aftermath, Fountain, Weary Ground, Lowly, Broken Bones, and closer Grave Digger. 3.8/5

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4.0 excellentDreamAgain | November 5th 16

I thought it was great. Showed a lot of maturity from their last album. Not just raw aggression anymore.

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