|CD REVIEW Running Wild|
Band : Running Wild
I only got a copy of the CD, but I didn’t care, because I’m not that interested in a DVD with as subject the ‘making of…’.
Some three years after is seemed Mr. Kasparek had switched of Running Wild here he returns with a complete new album. For those who want to know, different versions of this album are available. As mentioned before option 1 is the CD + DVD. Then there’s a vinyl edition containing 2 LP’s, and finally there’s a limited box set pressed on 1500 copies.
Now when I saw the name Running Wild suddenly the nightmares of a horde of teuton metal bands vying for supremacy over Europe returned (just kidding of course), but anyway this name brought me back to the eighties when all of a sudden there were lots of German bands around, some very good, some mediocre, and some really bad.
While Running Wild was not my top favorite band, I did enjoy some of their songs, but had long forgotten about their existence since, so consequently I hadn’t followed their career.
After listening to this album a couple of times, I have a split opinion about it. It’s not a bad album, but it lacks highlights. Most songs are mid tempo, and are sometimes even vaguely bordering on the hard rock, rather than the heavy metal side.