I got me self a hefty punch in the face when I listen to the
intro track on Wildestarr's album 'A Tale Tell Heart'!
'Immortal' is one of the best heavy metal tracks I've heard this
year. London Wilde is the gifted female vocalist in the band and
she has a range in her voice in the same high class as Priest's
Rob Halford. London is the song-writer in the band and together
with the splendid guitarist / bass player Dave Starr and the new
drummer Josh Foster they have made a metal disc in a taste to
fans of band like: Primal Scream, Judas Priest and Doro. High
pitch female vocals mixed with metal streaming guitars and a
hard hitting drummer is the short description of the bands
Oddly enough their debut album from 2009 (Arrival) went
completely past me, but with this new tough musical creations in
their back, I have to look their first album up as well. Back to
their brand new album 'A Tale Tell Heart' and the awesome song
'Immortal', which has all the good stuff you desire in heavy
metal music. High speed metal drumming, screaming guitars,
classy tempo changes and strong choruses that sticks in your
head at once.
'Transformis Ligea' is a powerful track, which is darker and in
a slower pace and the rhythm section does a marvelous job. Heavy
as a cannonball of lead! These two tracks are the best on the
entire album. 'A Perfect Storm' is the beginning of the so-so
track line-up. I had a hard time to find any of the remaining
songs to put in the same high standard as the two introducing
tunes. The melodic and the power metal influences are obvious,
but nothing extraordinary, which grab me by my spine.
But in the slower and melodic song 'Seven Shades of Winter'
something happens in my head and this is a song worth to
mentioning before I close this review. It felt like a burnout in
the beginning but they did a fuel rationing for the final three
tracks, where you get a little extra fire again.
My overall impressions are: An absolutely OK disc with one maybe
two giant top tracks! Recommended for those who like high
quality female vocals in the classic melodic heavy metal genre.