Thursday, May 30, 2013
THE BRILLIANCE OF BRUTALITY: SWAMP WOLF
We're stoked to announce that Arizona's Swamp Wolf will be returning to Missoula for Total Fest this August. These five dudes from Flagstaff (Dirty Steve, Daniel, Kevin, Nate and Hobbit) showed up in Missoula last August on the second night of Total Fest XI and offered to pinch hit when a scheduled band failed to show. To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect from them initially, but my expectations were blown out the water when they took the stage. No less than two songs into their epic and totally relentless set, I'm pretty certain they proved themselves to be a fan favorite of many Total Fest XI attendees in the Badlander that Friday night.
These guys embody some of my favorite elements from 90s metallic hardcore (camo shorts and XL shirts not included), with blackened bits of thrash, sludge and blazing, squealing guitar brutality. Since they played here last August, they've issued their full length Brilliance of a Feral Mind on vinyl, which you can check out on their bandcamp page.