CHELSEA WOLFE

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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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Birth of ViolenceBirth of Violence
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Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic SongsUnknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
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Hiss SpunHiss Spun
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Hiss Spun [VINYL]Hiss Spun [VINYL]
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AbyssAbyss
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Live At RoadburnLive At Roadburn
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The Grime And The GlowThe Grime And The Glow
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CHELSEA WOLFE The Grime and The Glow album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Grime and The Glow
Non-Metal 2010
CHELSEA WOLFE Ἀποκάλυψις album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Ἀποκάλυψις
Non-Metal 2011
CHELSEA WOLFE Pain is Beauty album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Pain is Beauty
Non-Metal 2013
CHELSEA WOLFE Abyss album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Abyss
Metal Related 2015
CHELSEA WOLFE Hiss Spun album cover 4.15 | 8 ratings
Hiss Spun
Doom Metal 2017

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 0.00 | 0 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 3.50 | 1 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 3.50 | 1 ratings
Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Non-Metal 2012

CHELSEA WOLFE singles (9)

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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

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

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Lone
Non-Metal 2014

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CHELSEA WOLFE Hiss Spun

Album · 2017 · Doom Metal
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adg211288
US musician Chelsea Wolfe has been releasing music for several years now and has proven herself the kind of artist who refuses to be constrained by concepts of genre or what people think she should play. Pop, dark folk, darkwave, ethereal wave, gothic rock; she's played it all with many other influences in-between. With her last album Abyss (2015) Wolfe also started incorporating aspects of metal into her music. It's this sound that she has near fully embraced for Hiss Spun (2017), her fifth main studio album. Recording with mainly her usual collaborators, the album also includes several guitar contributions from Troy Van Leeuwen of Queens of the Stone Age fame, along with a guest vocal from Aaron Turner, of the now defunct post-metal band Isis.

Hiss Spun isn't an easy album to describe in words. That's simply because there is a lot of different styles going into this record. In terms of metal alone we're talking a mix of doom and sludge most of all, and even the odd part that hints at a blackgaze influence. But there's so much being applied to it from outside the entire metal spectrum that it ultimately comes across as something that can only be described as experimental and atypical. Ethereal wave, gothic rock, noise rock, ambient, drone, industrial; all are things you can catch during the course of Hiss Spun's twelve tracks. The album is obviously a metal based record first and foremost, but don't expect it to sound like anything else you've ever heard. This music owes a lot to all kinds of genres.

Combing so many different sounds makes the album a difficult one to come to grips with. Some songs such as the heavy singles 16 Psych and Vex, the latter being the one where Aaron Turner delivers some growling vocals, are among the most instantly appealing ones that stand out as highlights, while others work much better in the context of the album as whole, such as opener Spun, which serves up a noise rock influenced fuzzy and menacing doom vibe. Never mind that Wolfe's own vocal style is rather ethereal and gentle, if anything that only makes the music sound darker than ever. And this one really feels like it's all about building the mood up to those aforementioned singles, which are much more direct. Some songs like Offering do dial back the heavy elements, but that sacrifices little of the record's atmosphere. Some parts such as during Twin Fawn amplify the heaviness even more though. Hiss Spun is very far from a monotone release.

With an artist like Chelsea Wolfe it's impossible to know where she'll take her music next, or if it will have anything to do with metal, but she's certainly made her mark on the genre with Hiss Spun. It's taken me quite a few complete listens before I've felt that I'm ready to write about the album in light of how many different elements can be found in it. I listen to a lot of metal releases each year but it's rare that one comes across as fresh as Hiss Spun does. I can't promise it will be an instant love affair kind of release, but it's certainly one worth checking out, especially if you're a seeker of the unusual and the challenging.

CHELSEA WOLFE Hiss Spun

Album · 2017 · Doom Metal
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Chelsea Wolfe has been quietly putting out some of the best darkwave music for years, with a sound inspired by the whole 4AD ethereal wave Cocteau Twins/Dead Can Dance/This Mortal Coil scene of the 1980s but updating it significantly with more modern electronic influences.

Over time, a certain doom metal tendency has crept into her work, with preceding release Abyss in particular working aspects of doom metal into her sound; now, on Hiss Spun, Wolfe brings that to the fore, offering a fusion of gothic rock and doom metal. This isn't the first time the two genres have met - take Type O Negative or Paradise Lost, for example - but this particular mixture of crushing riffs, ethereal vocals, and delicate electronic touches come together in a novel fusion of the styles which sounds distinctly different from goth-doom blends that have come before.

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