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CD REVIEW ROADFEVER WOLF PACK

ROADFEVER

WOLF PACK

2013

 

 

RUNNING WITH THE PACK

 

 

When you think of Swiss Rock then Gotthard immediately come to mind but in truth if you take the time to look Switzerland has produced a number of great Rock bands, perhaps not well-known but certainly bands to hold their own. Roadfever is certainly a name to add to that list.

 


There’s a certain charm about Roadfever’s take on Southern-tinged Classic Rock. It’s a stripped back sound that is both simple and effective and solidly at home in the eighties when pleasures were much simpler. Aside from some great guitars and a solid rhythm section Roadfever also benefits from a great female lead vocalist – Stevie ‘Manou’ Pike.

 


Over the last eight years since inception the band has become known for a great live show and as a result has shared the stage at home with touring bands like Blackfoot, Scorpions, Trust, Uli John Roth, Pretty Maids, Rhino Bucket, Eric Singer Project, Little Caesar and more.

 


‘Wolf Pack’ is the band’s second studio album and it’s a confident sound full of great melodies and strong songs. Our picks from a great ‘pack’ would have to be the straight down the line rocker ‘The Dice Will Roll’, the more expansive ‘Wings of an Eagle’ or the duet with Mat Sinner (Sinner, Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle) ‘Magic Sun’.

 


If you prefer a little more Southern swing try ‘Black Moon Breeze’ or maybe the mid-tempo ‘The Other Side’. Whilst there are atmospheric moments like ‘Ride the Ocean’ (probably our favourite here) its straight ahead rockers like ‘Red Horse’ the rousing album closer that hold sway. This album won’t blow you away but it will surprise you that there are bands out there to this day making classic music like this.  

 

ROADFEVER on the web: www.roadfever.ch

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD REVIEW ROADFEVER WOLF PACK 2013