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Wig Wam – Never Say Die (Review)

Wig Wam - Never Say Die (Review)

Wig Wam - Never Say Die (Review)
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Review:

Wig Wam has returned with a really strong new album called “Never Say Die”.  They keep the melodic edge present but it also rocks pretty hard too. My biggest disappointment on this album would have to be the song Kilimanjaro, which sounds like a hybrid of Bon Jovi and Nickelback.  It just doesn’t work on any level for me and comes off as pretty generic on an album of otherwise decent melodic rockers. The band does a much better job when they stick to songs like “Where Does It Hurt” which hits harder and seems more genuine.  The band offers several ballads to mix it up a bit, but some of the tracks that really appeal to me are “Never Say Die”, Dirty Little Secret, and “Call Of The Wild”.  The band seems to follow a more mature sound on this release, which has its good points, but I’m going to go with the more cutting edge, heavier tracks for the ones that I prefer. All in all, this is a pretty solid album with a nice flow to it.  If you’re a melodic metal fan, these Norwegians bring a nice slice of melody, crunch, and a little sleaze all in one package.

Tracklist:
The Second Crusade (Intro, Instrumental)
Never Say Die
Hypnotized
Shadows Of Eternity
Kilimanjaro
Where Does It Hurt
My Kaleidoscope Ark
Dirty Little Secret
Call Of The Wild
Northbound (Instrumental)
Hard Love
Silver Lining

Line-up:
Glam (Åge Sten Nilsen) – vocals
Teeny (Trond Holter) – guitars
Flash (Bernt Jansen) – bass
Sporty (Øystein Andersen) – drums

About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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