Label: AFM Records - AFM 466-2 • Format: CD Album, Enhanced • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. Excited yet? You should be! One of the many highlights on the CD is the amazing and energetic solos throughout each track, knowing that each one is considerably different from the other thanks to the numerous guitarists on the album.
While the entire release is supreme, there are always some tracks that just stand out amongst the others, the favourites you might say.
In the end, I must say that despite hearing this style of heavy metal a million times before, it just never Brotz - Jaes - Pinecone Moonshine Mix old due to its catchiness grasping towards your senses, the thrilling guitar-work and splitting solos that you can never get enough Run With The Wolf - Wolfpakk - Cry Wolf Originally written for www.
The basic idea is, Mark and Michael sing most of the songs and the guests kind of chip in now and again on a specific track. This track is very Primal Fear with it's double-kick power metal feel, especially on the parts Scheepers sings, but also has a slightly more Melodic Metal feel that runs throughout Wolfpakk's albums. So, Scheepers in Wolf's clothing you might say?! Haha, thankyou, thankyou, I'm here all week Gioeli, as with every vocalist on this album, puts in a sterling, faultless performance.
Sweeney and Voss go it alone on the next track 'Dark Revelation', a heads down rocker with great duelling solos from Rauber and Voss. WOLF'S point of view! There appears to be much paw-wringing about the oncoming winter — Have we got enough carcasses put aside? What if the cubs get Fleas? Should we redecorate the cave? No, really. An absolute howler! I presume a Lion King style video is being made for the song right as you read this Double kick driven and a bit Malmsteen in overall feel, so good call - one time Malmsteen-man Goran Edman gets to flex his lungs on this one.
Top notch guitar work provided by Roland Grapow too. An epic Melodic Metal track. An ideal platform for a few lines from Iron Savior's Piet Sielck. Whereas 'Pressure Down' is a more down-and-dirty groover that suits Doogie White's dulcet tones perfectly. The album wouldn't be complete without Jižní Vlak (Southbound) - Zelenáči* - Písně Větru Z Hor cover though, and it just had to be Rainbow's 'Run With The Wolf'!
Tony Carey, the man on the original, does a gorgeous little 'Tarot Woman' style keys intro, which Voss then backs up with a twiddly Blackmore style guitar lead and we're off! A great production backs up what a timeless track this is. They kind of make it their own as well as sticking respectfully to the original. Great song — good version. We conclude with the 10 minute epic Run With The Wolf - Wolfpakk - Cry Wolf track.
A genuinely fitting way to end the album - epic, riffy, memorable and sporting another massive chorus, all embellished by some nice lead-work from Kee Marcello. There's some real talent on offer here, some of the best that Melodic Metal has to offer. The rest of it is a serious lesson in how to create a great melodic metal album in ! Also published on Ave Noctum.
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