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Released: 2013, AFM Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Wolfpakk is the brainchild of Mark Sweeney and Michael Voss. After the 2011 debut they return with the star-studded CRY WOLF album that is sure to satisfy many Metal fans.
With players from many different Metal genre’s it’s hard not to become interested in this album in some capacity. Then again with all these musicians how can they keep it consistent? For the most part they don’t. There are a lot of Power Metal overtones to this album along with the operatic singing that goes along with it. In some places it is borderline on 80’s Glam with the big vocal production. Whatever turn the song takes it has consistently good musicianship. Some songs are better than others with nothing standing out except “Wakken” with its big vocal production. As someone that grew up as a teen in the 80’s this track struck a chord. It was identifiable against the rest of the pack.
Excellent Metal album that is sure to please a lot of people. It eliminates the sub-genres and can only be categorized as Metal, and that is perfectly fine to me. We don’t need all these labels. If you like it, buy it, listen to it and enjoy it.
A Matter Of Time
Palace Of Gold
The Beast In Me
Run With The Wolf
Kid Raw (Bonus Track)
Amanda Somerville (Kiske/Somerville), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Göran Edman (Ex- Yngwie Malmsteen), Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell, Hardline), Doogie White (Ex-Rainbow, Michael Schenker), Tony Mills (Shy, TNT), Blaze Baley (Ex-Iron Maiden), Piet Sielck (Iron Savior), Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway)
Mike Winkler (Session Musician)
Kee Marcello (Ex-Europe), Mandy Meyer (Krokus, Ex-Gotthard), Roland Grapow (Masterplan), Martin Rauber (Top4tea)
Don Airey (Deep Purple), Tony Carey (Ex-Rainbow)
Drums: Gereon Homann (Eat The Gun), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake /Ozzy), Hermann Rarebell (Ex-Scorpions), Roland Jahoda (Ex-Paradox, F.U.C.K.)
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