Australian death metal trio Werewolves have released a new single and music video, entitled Destroyer of Worlds. The third track to be taken from the band’s forthcoming fourth album, My Enemies Look and Sound Like Me, which is set for release via Prosthetic Records on August 11th. Coinciding with a certain upcoming Hollywood blockbuster release, the three-piece’s latest single is a direct quotation from J. Robert Oppenheimer – ‘father of the atomic bomb’ – with regards to nuclear destruction and abuse of power.
Speaking on the single and music video, bassist/vocalist Sam (also of The Antichrist Imperium and The Berzerker) comments: “We were inspired not only by Sadistik Exekution‘s quote, which went something like “We are become death fukk you” but also by Oppenheimer completing that statement with “…destroyer of worlds”.
“This is one of our slower songs with a video to melt minds and a message that clearly portrays that danger lies not just in our weapons, but in the leaders whose hands we choose to put them in. You’re all looking for someone to follow and don’t seem to give a fuck how shit that person is. You all revolt me. Buy our shit”.
My Enemies Look And Sound Like Me is the mature effort of a band approaching the midpoint of both their career and their lives, fine-tuning audio violence and desperate to leave nothing on the table before the hormones fade and dementia kicks in. Opener Under The Ground is an apoplectic death metal middle finger to the genre and all involved within it. Title track My Enemies Look And Sound Like Me demonstrates that the band have absolutely no intention of slowing down at all, while Destroyer Of Worlds is a slow creepfest that makes a lie of the previous sentence. Elsewhere, songs like Brace For Impact and Neanderhell demonstrate that Werewolves are only getting more rabid with age – the BPM is appropriately crazed Werewolves fare.
Mixing and mastering was handled, as always, by Joe Haley (Psycroptic), and the artwork is a remarkable simulacrum of modern social media discourse by long time collaborator Mitchell Nolte, and depicts two frenzied opposing groups of people massacring each other and themselves in a screaming horrified rage.