SPEEDWOLF - Ride With Death (12" Gatefold LP w/ 7" EP on Clear Vinyl w/ Black Splatter)
United States | Thrash/Speed
OUT NOW ON HELLS HEADBANGERS! Comes with a bonus 7"! All copies pressed on milky-clear vinyl with heavy black splatter in a gatefold jacket with UV spot gloss and a large 18"x24" poster of the cover artwork. Limited to 666 copies only. CD version also in stock.
Who wants to "Ride With Death"? SPEEDWOLF's highly anticipated debut album is aptly titled: their locomotive, NWOBHM-fueled heavy metal is powered by a hardcore-punk engine, cruising across the wasteland of the not-so-distant future like proverbial Road Warriors... on iron horses they ride, born to lose. Full-fledged Hessians to the bitter end, SPEEDWOLF play for keeps, each of the LP's dozen tracks an anthem unto itself - so come on and "Ride With Death"! Recommended for diehards of later ENGLISH DOGS, MIDNIGHT, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, G.I.S.M., later GBH, and the almighty MOTORHEAD!
*MANDATORY...if you like your metal with raw, punked-out fury and you like it whiskey soaked and smelling of motorcycle exhaust, beer, sweat and pussy, then Speedwolf is your band! ANOTHER bad ass album from the mighty Hells Headbangers" -MetalManiacs.com
*It doesn't get much more fun than this-could we be your ultimate party soundtrack-gloriously demented-what's not to like about a werewolf biker gang riding into the sunset to some filthy thrash n roll? -Terrorizer
*"Speedwolf kill the old-school way-simple, raw, and nasty" -Zero Tolerance
*"The band's primeval, punk, and NWOBHM-flavored thrash/speed music is extensively penetrated by the early '80s metal, in the vein of MOTORHEAD and VENOM. This album is for you!" -HammerWorld [8/10 rating]
*"Speedwolf sound like that local band that everyone in town knows and likes...For some quick 'n' dirty punk-induced speed/thrash, Ride with Death fits the bill and that's that. Lots of fun and lots of headbanging await" -Metalcrypt.com
*"Certainly the bastard child of Lemmy, with short song structures derived from '50s rock 'n' roll: simple, infectious, never taking themselves too seriously, and a lot of fun" -Metal-Temple.com
*"A pretty fun hybrid of raw old British speed with some slightly more intricate thrash ingredients, and I can see this Colorado quartet shredding up the road and making all manner of new friends and fans, potentially bringing a lot of youngsters into the embrace of this beloved, early '80s approach to extremity-The fundamentals here were certainly laid out by Lemmy Kilminster and MOTORHEAD over 30 years ago, and it sounds like a mix of Ace of Spades, Orgasmatron and Bomber on steroids, with TANK's Filth Hounds of Hades and maybe a little DISCHARGE thrown in as a chaser" -From the Dust Returned webzine
*"Spitting grit and gravel, Speedwolf emulate the street rock wisdom and sensibilities of MOTORHEAD but flush the songs out with a more noticeable dose of melody...Speedwolf has an ugly (in a good way), 'rough around the edges' style. It's rowdy and controlled at the same time...Ride With Death is an album that draws from melodic NWOBHM riffage and then exhales it into a dirty backroom bar, soaked with whiskey and caked with cigarette ash" -Nocturnalcult.com