Released: 2013, Izzi Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
The Wild Lies have unleashed a new EP upon us, and it is very much welcomed.
This four piece have taken the general glam rock concept, brought it right up to date by adding their own flair and truly made it their own.
‘Jacks Out The box’ kicks off with a slightly gentle-but-gradually-kicks-ass track entitled ‘Falling’, which really does have me falling for their sounds, for sure. To begin with I worry it’ll be too wishy washy for my liking, but once the whole vibe of the song takes a sudden heavier turn, it starts to please my ears to no end. The intricate drum riffs teamed with the raunchy guitar riffs and the wailing, powerful vocals is superb.
‘Stone Cold Love’ has the 80’s written all over it; a love interest that’s giving this bloke a real challenge (just how they like it) but, of course, he can handle it… The kick drum during the verses resonates through to my very core, almost resembling a pounding heartbeat, and when the track notches up in tempo, the guitars come alive and the drum riffs start to get adventurous. It’s everything I love about 80’s glam but modernised, and it really does work.
‘Relive the Ride’ has a real purpose to it and it gets you going from the outset, starting off in quite a sexy manner then revving right up in a way that really gets you excited. They’re the kind of band that’d have all the girls wriggling away in their customised Guns N Roses t shirts and tighter than tight jeans, and the men screwing up their faces and competing for manliest men by punching their fists and head banging a lot whilst not spilling a drop of beer. I can also imagine that this foursome have a hell of a lot of fun performing live, which always helps to get you in the mood.
The Wild Lies show their softer side with obligatory ballad ‘Beginning to end’.
Vocalist Matt gets a chance to flaunt his skills on this track whilst the other musicians take a back seat, to an extent, and he really does shine. His range is truly phenomenal. ‘Heartbreaker’ is generously doused in plenty of groove and packed from start to finish with skin splitting drum bashing, raucous riffage and a face melting solo from master axeman Rob and passionate vocals...and that’s it! It’s all over in a flash and left feeling as though I had been transported to a bar in the heart of Miami in 1986.
Off the back of the explosive success of bands such as Steel Panther, Wycombe locals the Wild Lies are definitely about to break into the scene and take their popularity up a notch or seven.
Review by Soozi Q