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Kill The King
Released: 2014, Metal Mind Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
WAMI began after a Thin Lizzy show in Poland when bassist Marco Mendoza confronted guitarist Iggy Gwadera after his band opened for Lizzy. Marco was impressed with the 15 year old guitarist that he said that they should record together and thus the foundation for WAMI was laid.
This star studded band along with Gwadera have released an album that comes from out of left field and smack you right in the head. As you’d expect the musicianship is exceptional and each player is respected on their own. What they have created together is an album of Hard Rock songs that is sure to please any Metal fan. The album begins a little slow with “Exodus” but picks up speed with “The Rider”. There is a bit of a Dio element to the disc with the style of singing and song structure. This is very evident on the aforementioned “The Rider” which could easily have been a RJD track. Fantastic song. The heaviness continues into “Wild Woman” but is gone by the Whitsnake-ish “Guardian Of Your Heart” which White sounds like Coverdale. The disc is back on track with “One More For Rock ‘n’ Roll”. This is one of the heaviest sounding tracks on the album (and I am not talking in a fast Speed Metal way) with the bass and drums really upfront in the mix. Next up is the Dokken-esque “Heart Of Steel” who’s intro is very similar to “It’s Not Love”. The last half of the album is filled with more of the same upbeat Hard Rock music before ending on a mellow note with “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” which is another where Doogie resembles Mr. Coverdale vocally.
KILL THE KING is an eclectic collection of songs that pulls from many different areas of the Hard Rock and Metal scene. Some are more prominent than others. Not that it’s a bad thing in some cases but others are a bit too blatant. From a listening point of view it’s an enjoyable disc to listen to.
1. Exodus (The Red Sea Crossing)
2. The Rider
3. Wild Woman(You Oughta Know)
4. Guardian Of Your Heart
5. One More For Rock'n'Roll
6. Heart Of Steel
7. The Resistance
8. Young Blood
9. Get Out Of My Way
11. I Don't Wanna Lose You
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