Tuesday 2 September 2014

Shooting Guns - WolfCop Soundtrack (Album Review)

WolfCop Soundtrack cover art

Album Type: Album
Date Released: 18th September 2014
Label: Self Released

WolfCop Soundtrack - track listing:

2.Barn Burner 03:24
4.Hounds of God
5.Suda 02:09
7.The Family of the Vaurdlak
8.Burchard von Worms
11.West Coast Turnarounds
12.Spy In The Sky 03:02
13.Bait Car
14.Delta Bravo
16.Concrete Therapy
17.Ride Along
18.One More Day


Shooting Guns provide the perfect soundtrack for the morning after the apocalypse, when you are sitting in the rubble of your home in a bathrobe and think, 'What should I do now?' and end up zoning out for hours in a psychedelic trance instead of making a survival plan. Bad move on your part, because you are probably going to die.


Jay Loos
Jim Ginther
Zach Low


Shooting Guns return a mere 12 months or so after releasing their critically acclaimed 2nd album – Brotherhood Of The Ram. Shooting Guns have released something special for their next release. A movie soundtrack to the cult movie – WolfCop.

Plot Synopsis of WolfCop

It’s not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn. Crime scenes seem oddly familiar... Lou's senses are heightened... and when the full moon is out, he's a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop's quest to become a better man…one transformation at a time.

So what have Shooting Guns unleashed upon to the world. Well it's 35 minutes of new music which blends Doom, Stoner, Psych and Ambient based noises with an 80s synth heavy soundtrack that gives you the perfect feel what the film is all about.

Wolfcop OST features the same old Shooting Guns magic from previous releases but this time the band have written shorter songs which packs a lot more emotional depth than you first realise. It can be classed as a continuation from Brotherhood Of The Ram as it features some recognisable riffs matched against a more manic quick based energy that Shooting Guns haven't attempted before.

The album is purely instrumental apart from the funny as hell last track – One More Day – which more than matches the tongue in cheek humour of the film itself. Noises, glitches, synthesizer effects and ambient sounds match superbly well with the more straight-forward Doom/Stoner Metal aspect of the album. SUDA is the perfect example of how Shooting Guns have matched their trademark riffs against a creepy occult based rock synth soundtrack. It shouldn’t really work but Shooting Guns have excelled themselves here as they make you feel apart of the action.

This album sees Shooting Guns releasing their most creative and most insane album yet. Not many Doom/Stoner Metal bands get the chance to do a movie soundtrack but Shooting Guns pull this off superbly. They have managed to capture the true essence of a thrilling and creepy soundtrack that will have you on the edge of your seat. If you grew up in the 1980s then this album will bring back a lot of fond memories as the album includes a ton of great synth based noises from late night TV shows and too many B movies you watched as a kid.

Wolfcop OST is an absolute blast from start to finish and this will rank as one of 2014's weirdest and freshest instrumental rock/metal albums. Kudos must goto the makers of Wolfcop for letting Shooting Guns unleash their magic on a highly original project such as this.

Only Shooting Guns can end the album on such a funny note with One More Day. Country and Western. Really guys. Country and Western. Why am I not surprised. As after all this is an album for a movie about a fucking WOLFCOP!!!

Thanks to Shooting Guns for sending us a promo to review. WolfCop Soundtrack will be available to buy from 18th September 2014 on DD from BandCamp and other digital platforms. Vinyl details will be released shortly by the band.

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Written by Steve Howe