In a lot of ways, Lykantropi’s music is a different cycle than we’re used to. It appears as though the band’s new single ‘Coming Your Way’ has been lying beneath damp floorboards in a forgotten cabin hidden deep in the woods, where it has taken on that unmistakable, earthy smell of something that is old, and already started decomposing back to nature. You allow it to happen, because that’s the way it has to be.
“‘Coming your way’ is about the rise and fall of love,” said Lykantropi. “How destructive love can harden hearts and evoke the dark in people. It’s a song about revenge. It’s coming your way, we all get what we deserve in the end!”
From the dark woods of Värmland, Sweden, the folk rock band Lykantropi invites their listeners to their slightly melancholic rock, delivered by enchanting female and male vocals in symbiosis that consolidates the lycanthropic touch painted by diverse, catchy melodies.
Sweet harmonies reminiscent of the Mamas & The Papas are layered with electric guitars and flutes into a witch’s brew. A witch brew that also can be compared to other mighty bands such as Jethro Tull, Coven and Blue Öyster Cult.
Constructed by the talents of bandmates: Martin Östlund, My Shaolin, Pär Nordwall, Tomas Eriksson, Ola Rui Nygard, Ia Öberg, and Elias Håkansson, the beating sounds of Lykantropi is glorious and grand.
Warmth of the vocals, timed to a The Mamas and the Papas grandeur, Lykantropi drenches your senses while the vibe of nature, impinges with empathetic embrace.
The decadence of Lykantropi is just too big. Their music is unavoidable.
And that, in itself, is beautiful.