Friday, September 02, 2011

WOLFPAKK - Wolfpakk

This is the first release of the collaboration of Mark Sweeney and Michael Voss. But this is more like a gathering of famous musicians since along with Voss/Sweeney in the vocals, there are numerous guest appearances by well respected artists. The result is an album full of Melodic Power Metal, fast and groovy the way Germans know how to create. But, there's also variety here, something that makes the album even more interesting. There are moments when things are more complex, with female vocals, and stronger keyboard melodies, there are the classic bombastic fast tempo songs, and there are songs with a more Epic feeling, ideal for performing live. The production is very good, as Heavy and as powerful as it should be, and helps the result very much. The album is maybe has a few cliche here and there, but it's so well performed, that the listener won't mind. There is also a 10 minute opus, Symphonic and catchy enough, that closes the album in the best possible way. An album full of great musicianship, with a lot of guest appearances, enough variety, catchy, groovy and with some nice ideas. If you like Power Metal in all it's varieties, then there's a lot of things to like here as well. It gave us some nice head banging moments on the road to work each morning. Check them out.


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