Great styles never die. And neither do the '80s, apparently. Is that really such a bad thing, though? Glendale-based band Cry Wolf sure doesn't think so. Cry Wolf was a mid-'80s rock staple here on the West Coast, but was best known for the 1990 album "Crunch." Twenty years later, they've finally released a follow up, "Twenty Ten," and are bringing their explosive sound with them.
"Twenty Ten" has all the gritty, dynamic power you would expect to hear from a group of hard rockers in the late '80s and early '90s. What sets the album — and the band — apart from others of that era, though, is the dark, soulful sound it creates, propagated mainly by lead singer Tim Hall. Cry Wolf has a different vibe altogether. Don't expect to see big hair, tons of makeup and neon leather pants at a Cry Wolf concert. You'll be disappointed, too, if you're the kind of fan that likes their '80s acts screeching in a near-inaudible falsetto. Cry Wolf is much more Soundgarden than Twisted Sister, more Pearl Jam than Poison.