Running Wild - Blazon Stone

8.4 | 156 votes |
Release date: 4 April 1991
Style: Heavy metal, Speed metal


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01. Blazon Stone
02. Lone Wolf
03. Slavery
04. Fire And Ice
05. Little Big Horn
06. Over The Rainbow
07. White Masque
08. Rolling Wheels
09. Bloody Red Rose
10. Straight To Hell
11. Heads Or Tails
12. Billy The Kid [Japanese bonus]
13. Genocide [Thin Lizzy cover]
14. Dancing On A Minefield [USA bonus]

Rock 'N' Rolf - guitars, vocals
Axel Morgan - guitars
Rüdiger "AC" Dreffein - drums
Jens Becker - bass

Guest musicians
Jan Olav - backing vocals
Kalle Bösel - backing vocals
Raymond Kana - backing vocals
Ladislav Krížek - backing vocals
Jens Butterwick - backing vocals
Oliver Losshagen - backing vocals
Michael Herwig - backing vocals
Sven Pöschmann - backing vocals
Martina Wiegendt - backing vocals

Additional info
Produced by Rolf "Rock 'N' Rolf" Kasparek.
Executive production by Karl-U. Walterbach.
Engineered and mixed by Jan Nemec.
Artwork, photography by Horst Herrndorff, Andreas Marschall and Thorsten Herbig.

Recorded and mixed at Studio M, Machtsum Dec.'90 - Jan.'91.

Staff review by
Another re-release by Century Media Brazil for South America, this time we have another fine piece of music by German legends, Running Wild and this, their seventh album is being re-mastered for the occasion.

With all due respect that this band deserve, I never been a fan of them, as a matter of fact, I found them boring. I know I've raised some eyebrows with this comment, but what can I do? I can't lie, I never been a fan of traditional Heavy Metal, never liked Manowar, Saxon, Running Wild among others.

published 07.10.2004 | Comments (0)

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08.06.2016 - 07:38
Rating: 8
Kinda pretty good, but at the same time kinda disappointing album. It's hard to pinpoint an one single thing why this album doesn't feel like a true Running Wild classic; maybe the biggest reason would be simply that this album doesn't have as much classic RW songs as their strongest albums have, but there is other reasons too. Musically the album is pretty good, Rolf's vocals sound decent though not his strongest performance and Jens is great on bass, as can be heard in "Over The Rainbow". One definitely positive thing here though are the guitars, especially the riffs by Rolf and Axel; IMO this is the best guitar duo ever in RW to produce such fast and memorable stuff. Now I'm not a professional drummer to make a qualified statement about someones playing, but I'm still gonna claim that this AC guy on drums wasn't a professional either, since his playing sounds very basic, safe and pretty boring (which is disappointing to listen to after Finlay's playing on "DoG").

There seems a change in songwriting, which is going more in to the direction of heavy and traditional metal and even hard rock. So the songs here are more repetitive and focused on a certain riff or a couple of strong riffs and giving lots of emphasis to choruses that in some songs works and in other songs it gets pretty annoying. Therefore it's easy to say that the songs here are generally less interesting, varying and epic than on "PR" and "DoG".

So it's not really a bad album. It's easy to return to listen to this even if it's only for the guitars of "White Masque" or "Straight to hell" and of course the album has such classic songs as "Blazon Stone" and "Little Big Horn", and some other solid tracks like "Bloody Red Rose" and "Heads or Tails". As a conclusions, after two amazing albums I can only say that the album is a bit of a disappointment.
The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../

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