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Released: 2002, GUN
You guys better hand in your swords, wet the powder and use the treasure map as toilet paper…It had of course come to the attention of many of you that Rock’n’Rolf might have begun to lose steam on Running Wild’s last effort VICTORY. I wanted to keep the faith and maybe then look at all of the people that told me that Running Wild was through and that their glory days were over and tell them that they were wrong. Well, if THE BROTHERHOOD is any indication of where the band is going then I must admit that it was I who was wrong.
Only one song on this album is still worthy of the buccaneer’s name, “The Ghost”. The rest of the album, while catchy and sometimes a bit fun to listen to is just plain boring. The entire 55:17 minutes (with the exception of the closing track) are just a pile of melody driven songs that slowly flow away without leaving anything to remember. The melody’s still there, the guitar work is still there, but it’s just boring. Nothing new, no interesting compositions, no flair, no fire, no nothing…
I must say I am sadly disappointed, I expected much more from the band that put out BLACK HAND INN.
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