Tracklist - Victory
- 1.Fall Of Dorkas
- 2.When Time Runs Out
- 4.Into The Fire
- 6.The Final Waltz
- 8.The Hussar
- 9.The Guardian
- 10.Return Of The Gods
- 11.Silent Killer
EMP Editorial Team (18.11.2005)
Rock'n'Rolf Kasparek sets forth his campaign against false metal. That lets two heart beat in his body: one says stand firmly for your ideals. The other warns: don't be arrogant! Be friend with the critical rock press. The new Running Wild album offers best prerequisites. Because in contrast to the last two releases, "Masquerade" and "The Rivalry", the new album offers no galopping Metal. Foir a good reason, Kasparek stated that many of the new songs are much more variable. That's doing a favour to the general sound and will quieten the critics claiming artistic standstill in Running Wild. Victorious is the album also because producer Gerhard Wölfle in the Hannover "Horus Sound Studio" has managed an exquisite sound. The guitars are powerful, the drums are edgy. And, Kasparek presents himself historically educated: with "Revolution", he presents the cover version of the legendary Beatles-track. The songs fits thematically, and underpins the final result: this is the way, Running Wild should further go.
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Once again Rock 'n' Rolf brings us a great album, Victory (2000). And once again the CD sounds like every band fan wants, just like Running Wild. No sudden change in the style that the band has been adopting all those years already with more than a decade and a half of road.
Victory is a heavy album, which follows the line of the last album, The Rilvary, more melodic and not as direct as albums like Masquerade or Black Hand Inn.
The band no longer has the legendary Jorg Michael on drums, which was credited to a certain Angelo Sasso, the rest of the line-up did not change.
It's also nice to note that even Rock 'n' Rolf has gone to the covers, and here we have a more metallized version of Revolution of The Beatles.
The record is what is expected of this German band: weight, great refrains, great riffs, melody and everything that made the group be considered a legend in heavy metal. If you like Running Wild, you sure will not be disappointed.
Some of the highlights of the album are Fall of Dorkas, the wonderful Tsar and Return of The Gods, well in the old style, already classic. And so the group begins the 2000s, defending their style, and proving that no major musical changes are needed to make good albums.
Long live the pirates!!!
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