Gremnir - Two Wolves (feat. Heather Evans)
Released off label 2023
This review was commissioned. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint.
I’ve seen so many memes about there “being two wolves inside of you” that the title of this song made me giggle a little bit. But, as Arnold Schwarzenegger once said during a thunderous squat session, let’s get serious. ‘Two Wolves’ is the latest single from neofolk and pagan artist Gremnir (covered previously on the site, you can check out other articles to hear more about him). This is another bountiful single featuring a dear friend of Gremnir, Heather Evans, who lends her vocal talent towards the single.
Ambiance, a single off distance drum, and a howl begins the single before the growls and roars of a beast lead us into the meat of the single. Gremnir sings with clear vocals, perhaps his most powerful bout of sing-songing since I’ve discovered him. A hint of confidence and power; channeling his own inner wolf, perhaps. Heather Evans comes in and adds in backing vocals to his and something grand occurs in this moment.
What’s wonderous about the single as well is that Gremnir and Evans take turns taking lead on vocals; after the first verse, Evans takes her turn. And I’d argue that she’s more compelling than Gremnir on his own. The single also becomes more ferocious as the time passes; the drums become heavier as does the lyrical delivery. The violin or whatever string instrument that’s being used in the background become much more prominent to a peak around the three-minute mark. From there, Gremnir and Evans utilize a combination of instrumental work and their voices to soften the song on its way out.
As far as complaints go…None too many. Minor at best. I feel as if some of the lines at the beginning of the song are a bit too long and Gremnir sounds as if he’s losing breath trying to continue the line, quickening the pace just to get the words out. Much like a priest singing hymns in a Catholic church (I would know, I went to those places as a child). But, again, it’s minor, and I think that this is one of Gremnir’s best works to date.
As a side note, Gremnir has also been busy at work pushing out visual content alongside his audio. The previously released single ‘Sinnsyk’ (check out our positive review HERE) got the treatment just two months ago. Very pagan in its art form, ritualistic; perfectly fits the vibe of the original song. You can watch it directly below:
May 31 2023
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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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