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- Savageland - Volker Raabe - 8 stars


(Tricolore - 1996)

This is the 3rd album of the three Running Wild renegades Axel Morgan, Jens Becker and Stefan Schwarzmann. Drummer Stefan wasn't able to play the drum parts during the recordings, he had some health problems and so former Grave Digger drummer Frank Ullrich played. The first two tracks of the album which are Braveheart and Savageland sound like tracks from their former band, but with Born For War new sound elements are showing up. The album Savageland has three killer tracks to offer! Songs like the balladesque starting hymn Children Of The Underground, followed by the Omen-like Dragonslair and then Fields Of Black Birds and Hunting The Damned which show traditional sensitiveness. Beside 2 fillers and an embarrassing cover version this is a true metal album which I can just recommend.

8 stars

Volker Raabe
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)


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