Album Review: Running Wild – Resilient

With „Resilient“ steht mittlerweile das 15. Studio album Metal-Institution „Running Wild“ in den Startlöchern. Als im letzten Jahr „Shadowmaker“ was announced, skepticism and euphoria were very close to each other. Leider konnten die letzten Alben der hanseatischen Metaller nicht mehr vollends überzeugen. Also „Shadowmaker“ konnte die Erwartungen nicht wirklich erfüllen. Too unbalanced was the songwriting and many fans saw the band once again disappear into oblivion. Now comes with „Resilient“ behind a new album, which leaves a consistently positive impression hinterlà ¤. But what can „Resilient“ really? Easily, a lot! „Running Wild“ play finally Running Wild songs!

Running Wild - Resilient

The cover of the new album Running Wild „Resilient“ already documented nachdrà ¼ HAPPY: This band is in fact east unverwà ¼! Since February 2013 Rock'n'Rolf has worked hard on the new album. „ "I later ¼ rte this freshness immediately, when I started the songwriting for Resilient, because pieces like ‚Fireheart‘ or ‚Soldiers Of Fortune‘ just poured out of me“ he explains. „Especially the dynamic pace of ‚Soldiers Of Fortune‘ has unleashed in me a true creative avalanche.“ "Generally Resilient is significantly harder and more compact than the predecessor, explain rt ¼ rbar Rolf and enjoy later the recovered joy! "

Running Wild

The opener „Soldiers Of Fortune“ convinced after just a few bars with typical riffing and're already a relatively brisk and straighte, Running Wild just typical number. Rolf has seized more than cool riffs on the entire last album in this song. The accented riffing, the pace forcedly Bridge and the surprisingly catchy chorus are all in all a more than successful start. A new Running Wild anthem is born! In the same vein, the beat also very traditionally held numbers „Adventure Highway“, „Fireheart“ und das starke „The Drift“. Die Uptempo-Nummern hätten auch auf „Blazon Stone“ or „The Rivalry“ eine gute Figur gemacht und lassen das Fan-Herz höher schlagen. Man hat das Gefühl, dass Rolf wieder richtig Lust auf seine Vergangenheit bekommen hat. Das Album klingt frisch, ist fett produziert und versprüht wieder das alte Running Wild-Feeling. Die schnelleren Stücke können mit aggressivem Riffing („Fireheart“) punkten und verlangen quasi danach live gespielt zu werden.

Running Wild

Der aussergewöhnlichste Song aber heisst „Bloody Island“ ¶ rt and brands are the some ten minutes of playing time to the longest Units press the entire running wild career. Rolf to: „As a composer, I can of course difficult to classify the new songs stylistically in the Running Wild History, but friends, the ‚Bloody Island‘ rt have a demo Designated ¶, claim, that this track is also on „Pile Of Skulls“ fitted hà ¤ tte.“ "Even lyrically, there are the usual relentless Running Wild-fire salvos: In „Bloody Island“ and the bonus track „Payola & Shenanigans“ criticized Rock'n'Rolf the curse of greed, like you had to experience it, especially in Europe's banking crisis of the past years. Similarly forthright thematize running wild in „Crystal Gold“ that obviously politically motivated privatization of drinking water and encourage their fans „Fireheart“ and „Run Riot“ to self-awareness and vigilance against authorities.

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RUNNING WILD - Bloody Island (Snippet)

Produced by Resilient Rock'n'Rolf itself, when mixing and mastering it was again Niki Nowy available, have also helped Katharina Novy and Peter Jordan, some of the guitar solos contributed. For the first time Rolf has worked with the demo recordings with specific vocal lines.  "“It was new for me, to use specific lyrics and vocal melodies already in demo stage, but it has absolutely tried-leads, for I have never been so well prepared sung in the studio. I had to make no more finding process, but was able to make the finishing touches in the studio. A huge advantage! "“ Running Wild who has already written off after their last album, is with „Resilient“ glà ¼ cklicherweise taught a lesson. Here you finally find it all again, what with running wild in recent years as missing was.

Running Wild

„Running Wild“ have increasingly taken on the new album on variety. To stand with „Crystal Gold“, „Resilient“ itself and the atypical „Desert Rose“ a few songs on the album, enshrined in the mid-tempo, thus ensuring splash of color on the plate. The Pearl of „Resilient“ located with „Bloody Island“ but at the end of the plate. Here Rolf bundles all Trademarks, who the band has always been identified and created a future classic. The goosebumps start with acoustic guitar and chorus makes clear early, that there is at „Bloody Island“ is a special song. Again, the typical running wild riffing comes to its best advantage and the chorus is the best since what felt like four albums. Very strong degree album.

Running Wild

Running Wild have with „Resilient“ released a strong album, its also a good impression of the two little pale Tracks „Run Riot“ and „Down To The Wire“ is not reduced. „Resilient“ is the album, the „Running Wild“ as a comeback plate had to publish. Rock'n'Rolf remembers back to his (old) Strengths: concise and catchy metal songs. So most of the tracks can convince time. The fast numbers inspire through song writing and playfulness as well as the rock based tracks, on „Resilient“ simple act of homogeneous, than on the last albums. „Resilient“ all Running Wild fans may finally be set again without hesitation.


  1. Soldiers Of Fortune
  2. Resilient
  3. Adventure Highway
  4. The Drift
  5. Desert Rose
  6. Fireheart
  7. Run Riot
  8. Down To The Wire
  9. Crystal Gold
  10. Bloody Island
  11. Payola and Shenanigans (bonus track)
  12. Premonition (bonus track)
Album Review: Running Wild - Resilient
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