The Wild "Wild At Heart" Album Review By The Lava Dolls
The world needs bands like The Wild. These are the front-line soldiers that hold down the roots of rock and roll and keep reminding us why we fell in love with electric guitars, gritty vocals and heavy handed drumming in the first place.
Their most recent offering, “Wild at Heart” (Released February 17th, 2017) delivers rock and roll that stays true to its roots while not recycling the rhythms and melodies we’ve heard so many times before. There’s a lot to like here. Boozus and Reese form a solid rhythm section that swing the band’s world-class riffs just enough to keep your head moving.
While listening to the opening track, “Ready to Roll” you’ll get an idea of what I’m talking about. The vocals on the entire album are solid and manage to stay smooth and thick despite spending a good amount of their time in the upper registers. Ultimately, the thing that kept me listening through the whole record was the interplay between Dylan’s guitar leads and the vocal melody. Neither ever sounds gratuitous, a pitfall often encountered in this kind of testosterone soaked rock music. They complement each other well and give me the feeling that they are born of the same mind with the result being much greater than the sum of its parts. Cap this all off with heaps of true rock and roll attitude and you’ve got a real winner. The Wild!
Talk to you soon!