Running Wild – Rapid Foray

running-wild-rapid-forayHeavy metal buccaneers Running Wild return to form on their sixteenth album, successfully building a bridge to their glory days. Here’s what we thought of Rapid Foray. Continue reading

Freedom Call – Beyond

Freedom Call - BeyondFreedom Call are the purveyors of the cheesiest German power metal you have ever heard. The moniker “happy metal,” originally deigned to designate Helloween’s brand of metal, never was more appropriate than it is for each and every album this particular band puts out. Here’s our review. Continue reading

Running Wild – Resilient (2013)

Running Wild - ResilientRolf Kasparek is the Tony Iommi of German power metal. When you buy a Running Wild album, you know you will be treated to some really catchy riffs, and it’s no different with Resilient, the fifteenth album by the Teutonic Buckaneers, and the second since the rebirth. Where 2012’s Shadowmaker sounded a bit hesitant and, frankly, lacklustre, Resilient presents us with a more fiery and upbeat collection of material.

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