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Wildness: Ultimate Demise
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Wildness: Ultimate Demise

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

In 2017,Sweden's Wildness hit the ground running with the release of their eponymous debut album, featuring the two singles Collide and Turning The Pages. On the strength of the new album, Wildness was invited to many European music festivals where they appeared with such class acts as Dokken, Crashdiet, Dragonforce, and Warrant, among others. But turning to write their second album, internal band problems arose over musical direction and vocalist Gabriel Lindmark left the band. In early 2020, Wildness welcomed ex-Blazon Stone singer Erik Forsberg as their new vocalist. Now the band offers their long awaited second album, Ultimate Demise, entirely produced by founding member and drummer Erik Modin.

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Despite having a major change in the significant vocal position, Wildness has not skipped a musical beat with this new album. Like its predecessor, Ultimate Demise offers a fine selection of melodic hard rock songs, spiked with some metal edge, and neatly packaged in an AOR wrapper. For some faster melodic hard rock with some metal spirit listen for Die Young, Renegades Of Love, and the riff thick Denial. Alternatively, Wildness taps their AOR vein with the arena anthems My Hideaway and Cold Words, two very strong songs. Falling Into Pieces offers a rising anthemic ballad driven by some fine acoustic and electric guitar lines and a memorable refrain. As for his vocal performance, Forsberg is a good fit for Wildness, singing melodic, clean, and strong. You'll hear all these things rise within the closing anthem, The Ultimate Demise. Additionally, and as should be, expect an abundance of thrilling guitar solos. All said, Wildness' Ultimate Demise is another solid, strong, and entertaining album of classic AOR melodic hard rock from this talented band.




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The Bottom Line

Wildness' Ultimate Demise is another solid, strong, and entertaining album of classic AOR melodic hard rock from this talented band.

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