Running Wild - Death Or Glory

8.9 | 330 votes |
Release date: 8 November 1989
Style: Heavy metal, Speed metal


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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 [Original CD bonus]
12. Hanged, Drawn And Quartered [Later pressings bonus]
13. Win Or Be Drowned
14. Wild Animal [1999 reissue bonus]
15. Chains And Leather '90
16. Tear Down The Walls
17. Störtebeker

Top 20 albums of 1989: 3
Top 200 albums of all time: 87

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
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.

published 12.12.2005 | Comments (8)

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25.01.2015 - 13:12
Rating: 10
Flawless... Every single track is an anthem of metal.
But don't you ever get lost in Necropolis?
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.
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.
16.10.2016 - 00:03
Rating: 8
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.
27.10.2016 - 19:42
Rating: 10
Hermann Langke
Brahmastra Corps
'Renegade' kicks ass so does 'Highland Glory'!
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.
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
13.11.2019 - 00:15
Rating: 9
"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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