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Wildness – ‘Resurrection’

Frontiers Records
Dokken, H.E.A.T., Treat, Crazy Lixx, Houston, Reach, Winger
Release Date
October 14, 2022
Frontiers Records
Melodic Rock

                Remember back in the day when Beavis & Butthead would relentlessly mock anything that was deemed uncool? This normally meant anything that was hard rock, melodic hard rock, AOR or glam metal. That was 30 years ago and whilst the genre was on the wane, in 2022, it very much back in wax and one band riding the crest of this wave are Wildness who are back with their third studio album ‘Resurrection’.

                As an album, ‘Resurrection’ is certainly not afraid to nail its colours to the mast as it delivers a rip-roaring example of what melodic rock can do in the 21st century. This isn’t the sort of wanky, soppy middle of the road Michael Bolton style AOR/melodic rock, far from it, ‘Resurrection’ whips its guitars out and goes at it, striking all the best stadium poses as tracks such as ‘Release the Beast’, ‘Tragedy’ and ‘The Final Fantasy’ show a band with all the enjoyability of Dokken, H.E.A.T. and Crazy Lixx. With sounds like this, it is hardly surprising that Wildness delivers an album which has an endless replayability to it as they band tear through far too much earworm ridden songs that the listener may have to go to the hospital and have these parasites removed.

                ‘Resurrection’ is an excellent slice of melodic rock, it does exactly what it needs to do, and you know what Beavis: “this is actually pretty cool!”

"an excellent slice of melodic rock"

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