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Turbowolf – Two Hands – Album Review

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Two Hands
Spinefarm/Search and Destroy
Release Date: Out Now
Review by Matthew Clewley

They’re coming back for a second round a pacey psychedelic distortion, Turbowolf seem ready to step up from their heavily praised debut album Turbowolf. The Bristol quartet are one of the most critically acclaimed bands in the past 5 years after their first album was released. They have toured with great acts like Korn, Pulled Apart By Horses and Dimmu Borgir as well as performing at a great number of festivals. This band are aiming to get even bigger, and who could blame them? They bring something quite fresh back into the world of rock.

Two Hands starts off with a gentle acoustic introduction with Invisible Hand before picking up an excitable pace to have distortion smashing it’s way to your skull. This aggressive pace flows throughout with Rabbits Foot and Solid Gold. Solid Gold released as a free track on Kerrang over a year ago, so it has received quite a bit of attention – it’s insanely catchy and it makes me feel pumped up to listen to. Chris Georgiadis’ voice sounds incredibly distinctive through all the chaos and bass throughout Two Hands as American Mirrors and Nine Lives proves that with the riffs chugging along throughout the album and the crashing percussion. The backing vocal hamornies sound so gentle and high pitched it’s slightly amusing, but I can’t help to love it.

The second hand pops up on the album with Good Hand offering more lightly constructed tunes than there has been on the album. As MK Ultra calms things down, Twelve Houses builds us up with pace and bass distortion once again to pounce out of the headphones like that stripper pounces out of that cake on the Steven Seagal movie Under Siege. Rich Gift is a lengthy song at nearly 7 minutes, adding a very progressive side to the psychedelic madness this album emphasises. From silence percussion breaks to heavily vicious pace, this song pretty much sums up Turbowolf as a whole. Pale Horse is the finale of Two Hands giving us a more relaxed way out of the album.

Two Hands is another example on how Turbowolf can be extremely addictive to listen to. The punk psychedelic rapidness of this album adds to the great vocals and smashing percussion that makes this album shoot an adrenaline rush through your body so much you can’t get enough of it. Two Hands had me hooked throughout, and it’s great to see such freshness from the lyrical intelligence and rock genre mash up that Turbowolf offer with Two Hands.

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