Running Wild - Death Or Glory


8.8 | 348 votes |
Release date: 8 November 1989
Style: Heavy metal, Speed metal

Owners:

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39 want it


01. Riding The Storm
02. Renegade
03. Evilution
04. Running Blood
05. Highland Glory (The Eternal Fight)
06. Marooned
07. Bad To The Bone
08. Tortuga Bay
09. Death Or Glory
10. Battle Of Waterloo
11. March On [CD bonus]
12. Hanged, Drawn And Quartered [1995 reissue bonus]
13. Win Or Be Drowned [1995 reissue bonus]
14. Wild Animal [1999 reissue bonus]
15. Chains And Leather [1999 reissue bonus]
16. Tear Down The Walls [1999 reissue bonus]
17. Störtebeker [1999 reissue bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1989: 5
Top 200 albums of all time: 102

Line-up
Rock 'N' Rolf - guitars, vocals
Michael "Majk Moti" Kupper - guitars
Iain Andrew Jackson Finlay - drums
Jens Becker - bass

Guest musicians
Ladislav Krížek - backing vocals

Additional info
Produced by Rolf "Rock 'N' Rolf" Kasparek.
Executive production by Karl-U. Walterbach.
Engineered and mixed by Jan Nemec.
Artwork and photography by Sebastian Krüger and Martin Becker.

Guest review by
Joey Jo Jo
Rating:
10
Running Wild is so lame. Everything that is so cheesy about the genre you can find it with these guys. The costumes, silly themes, juvenile stage names, cartoonish mascot, uncomfortable anthems to legions of metal heads which borderline on homo eroticism, and even a tour with Motley Crue. Their music is fairly enjoyable and quite catchy at best (No one can out rhyme Rock n' Rolf, I'll give him that). Pretty much your common Iron Maiden style proto power metal group. I suppose our little front man gambled his lineup until the perfect one was found, because Death or Glory is a big step up for this once novelty band.

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published 12.12.2005 | Comments (8)

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Comments: 15   [ 1 ignored ]   Visited by: 435 users
25.01.2015 - 13:12
Rating: 10
Jagermeister

Flawless... Every single track is an anthem of metal.
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14.01.2016 - 12:38
Rating: 10
Jope of Steele

Written by Jagermeister on 25.01.2015 at 13:12

Flawless... Every single track is an anthem of metal.


The album has a high standard alright. After many listens I think "Renegade" and "Highland Glory" aren't quite as good as rest of the songs, but the bonus tracks make up for it. IMO "Wild Animal", "Störtebeker" and "Tear Down The Walls" could've been easily put on the original releases of "Death Or Glory" or "Blazon Stone" as they fit the sound of that RW era, definitely good songs.
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07.06.2016 - 21:31
Rating: 10
Jope of Steele

Some more thoughts on this album:

- One of the best if not the best production in RW albums
- "Riding The Storm", "Marooned", "Bad To The Bone", "Tortuga Bay" and "Battle Of Waterloo" are all absolute highlights in this band's career (Lately this song "Evilution" has become one of my favorites as well, the slow part near the end is fantastic)
- This drummer did an amazing job, easily the best drumming performance (and drum sound) in the RW's discography
- Fast songs, slower epic songs, an instrumental, killer riffs, great guitar solos — the album has everything that one could possibly look from a PM/HM album

10/10 'nuff said. Most of the times after buying and listening albums I get that feeling that an album wasn't worth of purchasing after all. This album, on the other hand, has always felt worthy of every cent it cost.
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16.10.2016 - 00:03
Rating: 8
Redel

This is a very good album. I only prefer BHI slightly more. That is only because it has brighter highlights.
DOG is probably a bit more consistent. It has decent songs, some very good ones, from beginning to end.
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27.10.2016 - 19:42
Rating: 10
Hermann Langke
Brahmastra Corps
'Renegade' kicks ass so does 'Highland Glory'!
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12.01.2018 - 02:44
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Great one, another album what can be re play , re play and so on. Its amazing, heavy, a bit different as Grave Digger, but its in level and bands idea about Piratism and such things , history as well makes it awesome.
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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13.11.2019 - 00:15
Rating: 9
qlacs
"The Quaker"
If I have to chose what song should be the metal hymn to represent all of heavy metal, my vote goes for Riding the Storm. Such a friggin great song.
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17.01.2021 - 19:43
Rating: 9
Speed metal excellence! Oh how I wish I was alive and living in germany during the late 80's. Not a perfect record but great stuff all over, the bonus tracks are quite awesome as well. Marooned is my top pick on this album!
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17.01.2021 - 23:56
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by majormalfunction on 17.01.2021 at 19:43

Oh how I wish I was alive and living in germany during the late 80's.


And why is that? For me that was not a particularly great time if I recall correctly. I was a teenager, feeling pretty miserable and uncomfortable with what happend around me back then.
I was soon to be finding metal music as a way out of this.
But you are possibly referring to the several great metal albums that emerged in Germany at the end of the 80s -- and yeah, there were some pretty excellent ones among them.
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18.01.2021 - 09:25
Rating: 9
Written by Redel on 17.01.2021 at 23:56


And why is that? For me that was not a particularly great time if I recall correctly. I was a teenager, feeling pretty miserable and uncomfortable with what happend around me back then.
I was soon to be finding metal music as a way out of this.
But you are possibly referring to the several great metal albums that emerged in Germany at the end of the 80s -- and yeah, there were some pretty excellent ones among them.


Haha... it's a statement not meant to take that serious Excluding all the other problems (Berlin Wall etc) and only look on the music scene it's easy to romanticize that era, lots of young hungry bands releasing some of my favourite music.
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06.04.2021 - 11:38
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak

Really enjoyable album, love the pace of the riffs, and there is some great melody to them. Riding the storm, Marooned and Tortuga bay are my favourite 3. I love the whole pirate theme too, they do it best. It's my second favourite album by RW, I slightly prefer BHI overall but this is close.
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07.04.2021 - 00:20
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 06.04.2021 at 11:38

It's my second favourite album by RW, I slightly prefer BHI overall but this is close.

Yap, so it is for me, has ever been and still is today. Over all the years I have sometimes thought Death or Glory might one day become my favourite RW album -- it did not happen yet.
Pile of skulls comes third by the way, also pretty close.
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07.04.2021 - 11:55
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak

Written by Redel on 07.04.2021 at 00:20

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 06.04.2021 at 11:38

It's my second favourite album by RW, I slightly prefer BHI overall but this is close.

Yap, so it is for me, has ever been and still is today. Over all the years I have sometimes thought Death or Glory might one day become my favourite RW album -- it did not happen yet.
Pile of skulls comes third by the way, also pretty close.

Pile of Skulls is also my third, and the song Treasure Island from that album is my favourite RW song.
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07.04.2021 - 15:01
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 07.04.2021 at 11:55

Pile of Skulls is also my third, and the song Treasure Island from that album is my favourite RW song.

That's how it is.
It is closely followed by Genesis as my second favourite RW song.
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07.04.2021 - 21:37
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak

Written by Redel on 07.04.2021 at 15:01

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 07.04.2021 at 11:55

Pile of Skulls is also my third, and the song Treasure Island from that album is my favourite RW song.

That's how it is.
It is closely followed by Genesis as my second favourite RW song.

That is also a great song, sounds shorter than 15 minutes when I've listened to it.
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