Started as a one-man-project by Margus Voolpriit, Wolfredt released two albums in 2013 and 2016. With expanding the sound for the third album Margus realized that additional bandmembers could even be more helpful to bring more melodies, dynamics and ideas into the project.
So the four-piece Wolfredt was born now and worked from the start on the upcoming third album. "Tides".
The album follows the eternal way of the "tides". The coming and going of flood and ebb, the up and down of the endless circle of life, where past, present and future mix and always repeat. Musically the band wrote this down in lengthy guitar-based dynamical instrumental pieces, melodic bass guitar lines, and heavy use of distortion and effects and an eminent ambient sound, sometimes dark and sometimes grand.
If you have to compare them to any other bands, Russian Circles, We Lost The Sea or Caspian may fall into your mind.
Sometimes music is too heartbreaking to listen to. This is, yet I do, knowing it's about real people, extreme courage and gut-punching tragedies. If ever music spoke louder than words, this does. I feel guilty for listening and enjoying, so I dedicate my thoughts to love for those lost.
This is a new level of Post-Rock, from a band I had recently heard for the first time. What a blessing to have found them.
I became a big fan with there first album and it got heavy rotation in my evening listening sessions. Every track is stellar and unique in itself. Astodan has the unique ability to bring both raw and controlled emotion and power within every song. I will be purchasing this album and their new live album on wax shortly. Astodan has become not only my favorite band right now but their music is in all my playlists. If I could see one band before I die, this is the band. Frederick Jones
The British post-hardcore outfit explore a broader, spacier sound that amplifies their cathartic scale, without sacrificing the closely-felt emotional intensity that’s become their calling card. Bandcamp Album of the Day Sep 30, 2020