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On disc: Wizard

...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes - Lars Bjørn - 8 stars
Taste Of Wizard - Claudia Ehrhardt - no rating

Taste Of Wizard

Taste Of Wizard
(Massacre Records - 2012)

In 2009 Wizard celebrated their 20th anniversary, their album ...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes is their 9th studio album and as there are no live albums and compilations it was time to change it! With Taste Of Wizard they now have a best-of, but the compilation is a digital release and only available on platforms like iTunes, Amazon MP3, Musicload and other digital music stores.

The atmospheric intro The Witch Of The Enchanted Forest opens up the album with a spoken words before they storm off. With the second track they go back to their 2007 release Goochan, and present Pale Rider, Call To The Dragon and Children Of The Night. After Sword Of Vengeance they move on to their 2005 album Magic Circle and Utgard (False Games). And then to the 2009er Thor. But they also offer quite a few songs from ..Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes. Personally I would have loved to hear some new versions of some tune from their early days, but on the other hand this digital-only release is a good way to check out Wizard's more recent stuff.

True metal fans who know only a few tracks of Wizard now get the chance to take a more in-depth look at the Germans.

Track listing:

01. The Witch Of The Enchanted Forest
02. Pale Rider
03. Call To The Dragon
04. Children Of The Night
05. Sword Of Vengeance
06. Utgard (False Games)
07. Midgard's Guardian
08. Resurrection
09. The Visitor
10. ...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes
11. Bluotvarwes
12. Taste Of Fear
13. Messenger Of Death
14. Sign Of The Cross

no rating

Claudia Ehrhardt


...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes

...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes
(Massacre Records - 2011)

The experienced German power metal band Wizard are now bringing their 9th album to the waiting fans, fans of true power metal.
They play a type of metal that is so powerful and balanced that it comes close to perfection. Same hard tempo all the way, melodic, only the song Fair Maiden Mine is a little slower, but even this song holds high metal quality. Guitar-driven super metal from the Germans, and especially the title track ...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes is so burning hot and heavy mythological metal a little like Hammerfall, and the next song called Undead Insanity is at the very top of this production. Refreshing power from this super album.

8 stars

Lars Bjørn


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