|White Wolf Victim Of The Spotlight||Escape Music|
White Wolf were another one of those acts that never broke into mainstream through no fault of their own and in my case, are an act that slipped by in the days where so many other bands were vying for attention.|
So I have noting to go on but the face value of this "comeback" release. Dare I say that on the strength of this release, further investigation is definitely warranted!
White Wolf vocalist Don Wolf sounds to me like a hybrid of Ian Gillan, Graham Bonnet and. The music itself isn't far removed from classic energetic Deep Purple and other such stalwarts of classic rock.
I must state right away that this is a great sounding record. The production here is first rate – thumping rhythm section, big guitars and right tight mix that gives everyone room to breathe. The band is comprised of original vocalist Don and guitarist Cam Macleod, and the Swedish element fronted by Escape Music's man of the moment Martin Kronlund, who knows exactly what is needed and delivers big time.
Victim Of The Spotlight is a big bombastic opener that is only surpassed by the anthemic appeal of America (Hello Again).
One More Lie is another track that stands out from the pack and gets better with each listen.
The album really does capture an old-school sound without sounding dated, with keyboards delicately placed to recapture that classic sound.
Other highlights include the hard rock of Price Of One; the anthemic 80s rock of Dreams Are Forever; the free flowing Don't Turn Away and the double time rocker Out Of Control. The great appeal of the album is the consistency of the material and the solid sound that really makes this a great melodic hard rock record.
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