Thursday, December 13, 2012

CD Review: Beta Wolf Decides On Two New EPs

California band, Beta Wolf is releasing two brand new EPs. One is five song live set recorded in Danbury, CT this past summer when the band opened for Daughtry. The other EP is a three-song set of holiday songs with a Beta Wolf twist.

The “Live In Danbury” album is a great introduction to the band for those who don’t know them. Beta Wolf has a great attitude and hard-rocking sound throughout their performance. The opener, “Obsession” has the band sounding a little like The Scorpions, while their hometown song “Los Angeles” quickens the pace to get the crowd moving. Lead singer Grant Arnow is very talkative with the audience, explaining the songs and keeping the energy flowing. The album closes with the epic-sounding rocker “Undertow.”

The band also felt the holiday feeling and decided to release “The Slaybell Sessions.” This album gives us acoustic versions of classic Christmas songs like “Jingle Bell Rock” and “White Christmas.” The stand-out track on this EP is their cover of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” The band seems to pour their heart in soul into that performance.

Both albums are available now. Beta Wolf has a couple shows lined up before the end of the year out in their hometown of Los Angeles. For more information on Beta Wolf, please visit

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