If you have an exclamation mark in your band’s name, there better not be an acoustic guitar or power ballad within shooting distance. Fortunately Kelowna based rockers the Wild! are all about big loud guitars, shout a long choruses and wicked guitar playing which grabs the listener from the first track “Party Til You’re Dead” which sums up the band’s philosophy of life and sound. They barely pause for a breath through “Straight to Hell” and “Banger.”
Fans of Nazareth’s more rocking songs as well as AC DC and Sammy Hagar won’t be able to get enough of the Wild!. If you’re going to sound like a band it may as well be those bands. Frontman Dylan Villain’s throat shredding voice is a blend of Brian Johnson, a little Bonn Scott, Sammy Hagar and Dan McCafferty
Their music is pure unfiltered whiskey, so there are huge guitar riffs, deadly solos and lots of shout along vocals.
They slow things down slightly on “Deuces” and “ Slow Burn.” But not much. They really slow things down and show off their bluesy side on “ What About You,” which sounds like a lost Bonn Scott era AC DC track. It reminds me a little of “ The Jack.”
The CD comes to a rollicking close with “ Roadhouse,” which was getting played a lot on modern rock radio thanks to ear worm of a finger bleeding lead riff.
Band: The Wild
Genre: rock and roll!