I received this promo CD for the new Leatherwolf album, three things
came to mind: that they are famous for their triple guitar attack, their
brilliant second album "Street Ready" (one of the best albums
of 1989) and their great live performance at Wacken a few years back - a
one-off show in Europe, a show, which I was so lucky to catch.
years has passed since they released their last album: "Wide Open",
an OK live album, which I picked up after the show at Wacken. The live
album has never been official released, but has done OK for an
independent release selling more than 10,000 copies.
now they are
back loaded with another fine piece of classic metal. The guitar attack
has been reduced by one, but is still as thrilling to listen to as it
were back in the 80's - just listen to cool tracks like: "I am the
Law", "Behind the Gun", "Live or Die", "Disconnect"
or "Dr. Wicked (Rx O.D.) and you'll know what I am talking about.
why is the album not rated higher you might think - very simple: I have
never been a huge fan of vocalist Wade Black, and this album doesn't
change that one bit. He is in my book only a decent metal vocalist, with
a limited range. And the album does have a few mediocre tracks towards
the end of the album, which results in a solid album that have its
I am sure the album will still please a lot of metal fans around the
World, because of the cool guitar work on the entire album.