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WAMI KILL THE KING REVIEW 2014

 

WAMI - KILL THE KING

METAL MIND PRODUCTIONS

RELEASED 2014

 

 

This is a nice bit of guitar rock from young 16 year old Polish guitarist Iggy Gwadera, backed by the trio of names in Marco Mendoza, Viny Appice and Doogie White. From the vaguely eastern mini-epic ‘Exodus’ that set s us off on the journey, through the classic rocker ‘The Rider’ to the suitably groovy Hard Rock of the satisfying ‘Wild Woman’ this is an album that impresses from the off.

 

With slower number ‘Guardian of Your Heart’ (the only song Doogie doesn’t take lead on, that honour going to special guest Piotr Cugowski) W”MI up the intensity with a sweeping mid-tempo number that is amongst the best here.

 

Less interesting is the modern rock tinged rock of ‘One More For Rock and Roll’, but even it isn’t that bad a track in all honestly, it perhaps just promises more with the title than it delivers. It’s a brief dip though with the driving ‘Get Out of My Way’ and rocking ‘Young Blood’ more than making up for it.

 

When all is said and done, this is an immensely and surprisingly addictive album that has a distinct Classic Hard Rock core. As well as the fine performances you might expect from such seasoned veterans the wild card is of course the young guitar hot-shot Iggy Gwadera. On tracks like the mid-tempo Dio-esque ‘Heart of Steel’ you feel proud that the next generation of guitarists seem to have such a love of the classics and such a talent for capturing that essential Classic Rock DNA.

 

Recommended.

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

WAMI KILL THE KING REVIEW 2014