Bloodlines, Howl’s second full-length album, is due to be released by Relapse Records April 30th. Fans of the Rhode Island doom metal band will find this work to be just as powerful as Full of Hell, but with some marked differences.
The first distinction is that Bloodlines is a lot less sludgy. If Full of Hell was a tsunami, this album is a sniper attack. The riffs are shorter and faster – a gallop where Full of Hell took its time. Listeners will also notice that the vocals stand out more than in the previous album, where the words blended into the riffs. In Bloodlines, the lyrics are clear.