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Wild Dogs – Reign of Terror

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I really can’t remember how I happened upon this band.  I do know that I owned their early era vinyl stuff for quite a long time when Matt McCourt was singing for them.  I never really liked that stuff that much except for the song Evil In Me.  Not to mention Deen Castronovo’s drumming on that stuff was pretty good.  But overall those first 2 are a bit average.  Not bad, but not great.

And then came Reign of Terror.  Holy crap!  From beginning to end this album is great.  Sure, some of it gets a little tedious in the lyrics department, but the music overshadows it by a mile.  Deen is all over this on the drums and Jeff Mark’s guitar work is stellar.  Another thing that helped this album a lot was the addition of a new singer, Michael Furlong.  He always reminded me a little bit of J.D. Kimball of Omen.  Sort of raspy, but clear.

My top picks on this album would be Call of the Dar, Siberian Vacation and Streets of Berlin.  As stated earlier, there’s not a bad track on here and I never skip any of it.

A reissued version came out a few years ago with bonus tracks but I have yet to hear them.

Download here.

Written by The Metal Files

August 11, 2010 at 11:28 am

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  1. good one!

    man I haven’t listened to that one in ages.

    I have the original Enigma Records cassette and LP somewhere.

    Deen rocks it. Didn’t I read about an indie DVD about them on the net or perhaps on Metal Files?

    I remember Dean’s double bass skillz being and inspiration when I first started to learn the art of double bass drumming! ha ha.

    Remember all the “shredder” stuff with Cacophony, Tony MacAlpine, Joey Tafolla and Marty Friedman etc.

    *Now he is playing with JOURNEY!

    Rock on!

    KInger

    Demolish Fanzine

    August 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm

  2. I used to have this on vinyl. I liked it back then, but sold it when I needed money.

    Metal Mark

    August 14, 2010 at 4:42 am


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