‘They told me how to think, they taught me to smile, but who cares if you die inside? Who cares if you’re not alive?’
Dualling, semi-shouting Italian-language vocalists take centre stage for Spirito Di Lupo. Brilliantly layered, they clash and complement in equal measure, a taut yet chaotic interplay. Scuzzy, distorted anarcho-punk – laced with melodic post-punk flourishes and ethereal instrumental interludes – provide an urgently surging sonic complement. As the band name (Wolf Spirit) and album title indicate (I See Your Face On Rainy Days), the album’s lyrical concerns are primarily reflective and allusive, often explored through impressionistic natural world imagery. A powerfully infectious fusion of the melancholic and the raucous.
Bursting through the door with a raw martial snap, SDL blast out snarling anarcho-hardcore anthems inspired by the raspy maniacal sounds of the 80’s Italian punk greats and the sloganeering/passionate-rant lyrical delivery style of the UK’s legendary anarcho-punk scene. A riveting combination that doesn’t pull any punches and serves to highlight the beauty of the world rather than dwell in the brooding fodder that usually haunts those genres. Catchy, rudimentary and ecstatic music of the highest order.
—La Vida Es Un Mus Discos