CHELSEA WOLFE

Non-Metal / Doom Metal / Atmospheric Sludge Metal / Metal Related / Gothic Metal • United States
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Chelsea Wolfe is an American musician whose work has spanned a number of musical genres, from dark folk to darkwave and gothic rock to doom metal. She has been active since 2009, but composing music long before that, including the full album Mistake in Parting in 2006, which was never officially released. Her first proper studio album, The Grime and the Glow, was released in 2010.

Starting with her fourth album Abyss in 2015, Wolfe began to incorporate more heavy elements into her music. These ultimately became the focus of her fifth album Hiss Spun, released in 2017.

In addition to her own work using metal elements, Chelsea Wolfe has also appeared as a guest performer with a number of other metal artists including Myrkur, Russian Circles and Mutoid Man.

- Biography by adg211288, September 2017.

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CHELSEA WOLFE Discography

CHELSEA WOLFE albums / top albums

CHELSEA WOLFE The Grime and The Glow album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
The Grime and The Glow
Non-Metal 2010
CHELSEA WOLFE Ἀποκάλυψις album cover 4.38 | 3 ratings
Ἀποκάλυψις
Non-Metal 2011
CHELSEA WOLFE Pain is Beauty album cover 3.96 | 3 ratings
Pain is Beauty
Non-Metal 2013
CHELSEA WOLFE Abyss album cover 4.42 | 3 ratings
Abyss
Metal Related 2015
CHELSEA WOLFE Hiss Spun album cover 4.15 | 9 ratings
Hiss Spun
Doom Metal 2017
CHELSEA WOLFE Birth of Violence album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Birth of Violence
Non-Metal 2019
CHELSEA WOLFE Bloodmoon: I (with Converge) album cover 3.75 | 6 ratings
Bloodmoon: I (with Converge)
Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2021
CHELSEA WOLFE She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She
Non-Metal 2024

CHELSEA WOLFE EPs & splits

CHELSEA WOLFE Daytrotter Session - Studio Paradiso, San Francisco, CA album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Daytrotter Session - Studio Paradiso, San Francisco, CA
Non-Metal 2012
CHELSEA WOLFE A Tribute To Rudimentary Peni album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Tribute To Rudimentary Peni
Non-Metal 2012
CHELSEA WOLFE Prayer for the Unborn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prayer for the Unborn
Non-Metal 2013
CHELSEA WOLFE Daytrotter Session - Good Danny's, Austin, TX album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Daytrotter Session - Good Danny's, Austin, TX
Non-Metal 2013
CHELSEA WOLFE Sing Songs Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sing Songs Together
Non-Metal 2013
CHELSEA WOLFE Sing More Songs Together​.​.​. (with King Dude) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sing More Songs Together​.​.​. (with King Dude)
Non-Metal 2014
CHELSEA WOLFE Chelsea Wolfe Folkadelphia Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chelsea Wolfe Folkadelphia Session
Non-Metal 2014
CHELSEA WOLFE Hypnos / Flame album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Hypnos / Flame
Non-Metal 2016

CHELSEA WOLFE live albums

CHELSEA WOLFE Live at Roadburn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Roadburn
Non-Metal 2012

CHELSEA WOLFE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

CHELSEA WOLFE Mistake in Parting album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Mistake in Parting
Non-Metal 2006
CHELSEA WOLFE Tour 2009 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tour 2009
Non-Metal 2009
CHELSEA WOLFE Soundtrack VHS/Gold album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soundtrack VHS/Gold
Non-Metal 2010
CHELSEA WOLFE Soundtrack VHS II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soundtrack VHS II
Non-Metal 2010
CHELSEA WOLFE Remixes & Rarities Mixtape album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Remixes & Rarities Mixtape
Non-Metal 2011

CHELSEA WOLFE re-issues & compilations

CHELSEA WOLFE Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs album cover 3.96 | 3 ratings
Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Non-Metal 2012

CHELSEA WOLFE singles (11)

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Advice & Vices
Non-Metal 2010
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Iron Moon
Metal Related 2015
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Carrion Flowers
Non-Metal 2015
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After the Fall
Non-Metal 2015
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I Love You All the Time
Non-Metal 2016
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5.00 | 1 ratings
16 Psyche
Doom Metal 2017
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5.00 | 1 ratings
Vex
Doom Metal 2017
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3.50 | 1 ratings
Offering
Non-Metal 2017
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4.00 | 1 ratings
The Culling
Doom Metal 2017
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Blood Moon (with Converge)
Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2021
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Coil (with Converge)
Gothic Metal 2021

CHELSEA WOLFE movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Lone
Non-Metal 2014

CHELSEA WOLFE Reviews

CHELSEA WOLFE She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She

Album · 2024 · Non-Metal
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The queen of modern freaky downer chick music is back after taking time off since 2019’s “Birth Of Violence” to get sober as well as to make an unlikely collaborative release with the grindcore band Converge not to mention another buddy project with Tyler Bates for the “X” film score. Of all these game changes it was certainly the sobriety issue that has haunted California native CHELSEA WOLFE since her childhood. Something had to give and she chose the alcohol. Good call. Take it from me. Hangovers suck.

WOLFE returns with a collection of 10 interesting tracks that deviate significantly from her previous output. While she’s delved into everything from alternative rock, ethereal wave, neofolk, psychedelic rock and industrial rock to even sludge metal, a few elements have been fairly consistent in her sound. CHELSEA has always been and remains a Goth girl and the whole Gothic rock scene of the 80s ranging from Depeche Mode to The Cure still finds a major role in her musical journey.

New to her musical palette is trip hop, the kind of hypo-trance dance music that Portishead and Tricky were dishing out in the 90s. On SHE REACHES OUT, WOLFE has infused a number of influences into her eclectic witch’s brew this round. In addition to the post-industrial and trip hop elements that provide the meaty sinew of the album’s run, the album has moments that will bring all kinds of artists like Bjork, Massive Attack Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and even TV On The Radio, the latter making the most sense of all due to TV On The Radio’s very own guitarist Dave Sitek sitting in the producer’s chair this time around.

SHE REACHES OUT TO SHE REACHES OUT TO SHE is a rather dark album with ominous electronic tones accompanied by industrial beats. WOLFE’s contemplative vocal style doesn’t struggle to be heard but merely surrenders to the musical flow leaving certain tracks finding her muted and overwhelmed while on other slower ballads such as “Place In The Sun” regaining the fortitude to take the bull by the horn and lead the orchestrated musical procession. The cavernous nature of the production is one of the greatest achievements as it allows the musical delivery to reveal WOLFE’s vulnerability and thus connection to a world oft perceived as too large and too overwhelming to navigate.

While the downer vibe is persistent from the first second to the closing of “Dusk,” the tracks are actually quite varied within that context allowing a fascinating album to feel cohesively unique and also finding a new footing for WOLFE as she takes on the world without the crutches of alcohol. The album has been declared one of WOLFE’s most ambitious and carefully crafted and that would be no exaggeration. This is one of those album’s where lyrical poetic proses intersects with meticulously crafted melodies augmented by the layering effect of industrial electronica and then set to various beats, the lion’s share finding their way in the trip hop realm but the beauty of the album is that tracks often deviate from their initiating style and close with a totally new stylistic approach.

In other words, the album sounds fresh and organically composed as the creativity was obviously firing on all pistons. The album effortlessly connects the industrial rock past with the modern world of mixing, production and electronic wizardry. WOLFE is certainly up to the task as her singing style is as strong as ever made all the more invigorating by the excellent musical accompaniments. The album really does breeze by way too fast as there are really no duds on board and the album shines in trip hop splendor much like the perfection of the Portishead albums some 25 years ago. This is a proud moment for CHELSEA WOLFE where she has turned the corner and found her creative mojo has only become stronger without the detrimental dependency of abusive substances.

CHELSEA WOLFE Abyss

Album · 2015 · Metal Related
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A doomy, gloomy gaze into the titular Abyss, on this latest release Chelsea Wolfe blends industrial and ethereal influences together into a mixture that contemplates dark and ugly things but which teases out a great inner beauty within them. A top-tier entry into her discography which ranks amongst her best albums and a strong case for Wolfe as the premier standard bearer for 21st century gothy darkwave magic. Veering even closer to doom metal territory than she did on Pain Is Beauty - and, indeed, on parts of songs like the apocalyptic Iron Moon, crossing over into it - this album finds her getting deeper into the louder, more discordant side of her sound.

CHELSEA WOLFE Pain is Beauty

Album · 2013 · Non-Metal
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Shifting her distinctive style of ethereal wave into a more overtly electronic direction with the aid of producer Ben Chisholm, Chelsea Wolfe delivers a series of electrifying meditations on the usual gothic topics.

Opening track Feral Love sets the scene particularly well, with an ominous synth note and a darkly pulsating drum beat giving way to a tempestuous, almost orchestral musical backing, as Wolfe's vocals evoke something at the crossroads of the darkest Cocteau Twins and sparsest Dead Can Dance tracks. With folk influences creeping in here and there and a sense of atmospheric foreboding which would sit well next to the gloomiest of doom metal (even though this is not really a metal-based release), Pain Is Beauty offers astonishingly dark pop music for the bleakest dark nights of the soul.

CHELSEA WOLFE Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs

Boxset / Compilation · 2012 · Non-Metal
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Shifting to acoustic material is a logical sidestep for Chelsea Wolfe, since her ethereal wave inspirations such as the Cocteau Twins always had a fine flair for acoustic moments and her vocal style works well in this somewhat folkier mode. Steering away from the apocalyptic viciousness of earlier work, this largely stains in folky realms of spectral beauty; more like being serenaded by a ghost, less like being shrieked to pieces by a demon. It's a brief journey into this frosty territory - the original release being just under 25 minutes, and if had been billed as an EP I don't think anyone would have disagreed - but it's an important showcase for a particular side of Wolfe's sound.

CHELSEA WOLFE Ἀποκάλυψις

Album · 2011 · Non-Metal
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Sounding at points like a post-rock band's take on the 4AD sound as epitomised by early Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance, Chelsea Wolfe's unrelentingly intense Ἀποκάλυψις offers up the beauty of these precedents but also has a dissonant, dangerous edge to it. Wolfe seems permanently on the borderline between moaning and shrieking, and the instrumental backing is right there with her; imagine a version of Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Guthrie less prone to ethereal whispering and more into stentorian wailing and passionate frenzies, with musical backing sounding like where Dead Can Dance might have gone if they were more into folk and less into classical and world music and jammed a bit with some post-rock musicians, and you're in more or less the right ballpark.

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