Operation Werwolf

by Lycanthropy

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    CD contains two mpeg-4 videos – “Oppressive Catastasis” and “Conception I”.
    Both videos produced by Svarte Dauen & S. Diamond
    Edited by Furious
    Supervised by Gunner & Svarte Dauen

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    Contains a patch with a red logo, comes with a 16 page booklet

    CD contains two mpeg-4 videos – “Oppressive Catastasis” and “Conception I”.
    Both videos produced by Svarte Dauen & S. Diamond
    Edited by Furious
    Supervised by Gunner & Svarte Dauen

    Catalog # is not listed on the CD face or booklet.

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"This opus shows a little bit new approach to a songwriting and arrangement process, we have not changed our black path but reconstructed it for sure. New lyrical subjects appear here also, dealing with war, hate, darkness… Without doubt this MCD summons our hate and fuck off attitude to such things as religion, «human» tolerance and so called social «norms».
You're either with us or against us! WE ARE WAR!".
Gunner

"Speedy frost-licked black metal dominates on tracks like “German Resistance” and “Offensive of Werwolf Squads,” but they were wise to temper these moments of Marduk/Dark Funeral-styled savagery with slower numbers like “Sentenced to Death” and “Threatened with Torture” that really allows the more brooding side of their sound to come to the fore. “Sentenced…” is particularly noteworthy in this respect, galloping forwards with a steady rhythmic beat and the majestic spirit of Bathory’s Viking era efforts (particularly Hammerheart and Twilight of the Gods). It’s a nice change of pace for them and I certainly wouldn’t mind hearing them explore this facet of their sound more on future albums. It also has to be said that the intro, as trite as it may sound at first, really serves as an excellent lead-in piece to the EP proper, the sounds of war drums, a German commander barking orders and the faraway sound of howling wolves creating an eerie sense of foreboding that effortlessly transports you to some dark snow-covered forest where lots blood is soon to be shed. Marduk and countless others have employed similar intros and/or interludes and there’s a reason for it – it fucking works! All in all, Operation Werwolf is a solid effort".
Metal-observer.com

"After the grim, suffocative and little bizarre industrialised introduction Entrance, this EP brings a handful of rather short yet extremely intense, morbid, malignant and nasty blackened pieces that are rather to be defined as war hymns. Especially the first half is extremely speed-up, intense and sardonically marching forward, with an approach that might be comparable to the one from the mid / late-nineties Swedish scene. The second half comes with somewhat slower, more epic compositions, rather rooted within the tradition of the Pagan / Viking scene, and that’s something new / renewing. But believe me if I say that Lycanthropy do a great job with this approach! Remember the slower songs of Gorgoroth at their era late-nineties? Well, this is exactly what I am talking about: massive and merciless, but at the same time sublime and well-crafted. The outro, though not that otiose, brings nothing additional. But in each case one can proudly say that this (way too short) effort is something to search for!"
Ivan Tibos
www.concreteweb.be

"Starting off with a intro of sounds of bombs and guns blazing it doesn't take long for the band to go right in for the attack.fast chaotic guitars riffs and a few solo's.The drumming is just as crazed with a few slower/mid-paced drumming patterns in a few of the songs.The vocals are extreme and violent shrieks that spew out the lyrics.This is
Lycanthropy's best work to date and if you enjoyed their previous releases don't miss out on this release."
odetowarzine.blogspot.com

" Nach einem Intro mit Samples gibt es je zwei Stücke mit rasend schnellem Geballer und zwei eher getragenen Songs, die nur so vor Melancholie strotzen. Kompromisse geht man nicht ein. Die Songs kratzen kaum an der Drei-Minuten-Grenze. Das reicht aber auch, denn die enthaltenen Songs sind alle sehr intensiv. Als Outro gibt es einen Keyboard-Teppich mit Regen und Schüssen. Dieses Mal werden textlich die grausamen Folgen des Zweiten Weltkrieges thematisiert. Es handelt sich hier also um ein kleines Konzept, während Lycanthropy in der Vergangenheit eigentlich immer nur Wehrwolfmythen behandelten. Da der Begriff “Werwolf” aber auch im Zweiten Weltkrieg Verwendung fand, hat man dieses Thema auch jetzt abgegrast. Es handelt sich also nicht um politische Propaganda, die man sonst oft von osteuropäischen Black Metal-Horden her kennt. Diese Mini-CD ist übrigens auf tausend Exemplare limitiert und enthält zusätzlich zwei Videoclips. Die ersten fünfzig Einheiten beinhalten zudem einen Aufnäher mit rotem Bandlogo. Kurzweilige Angelegenheit!"
Daniel Müller
www.crossfire-metal.de

credits

released October 31, 2014

Gunner - Guitars, Bass
Furious - Vocals
Oleg.I. - Drums

Title consists of english word “operation” and german “werwolf”.
English variant: "Operation Werewolf". Russian variant: "Операция Вервольф"

Recording information:
Drums recorded at Artistfactory studio (Hungary)
Guitars & Bass recorded at Furious Eternity studio (Ukraine)
Vocals recorded at R-Club (Ukraine)

Lower Silesian Stronghold (Poland) release.
www.trueunderground.cba.pl

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