WOLFPAKK – Wolfpakk
Another heavy metal project that is the brainchild of Mad Max main man Michael Voss and ex-Crystal Ball vocalist Mark Sweeney, Wolfpakk features 30 musicians from all over the world coming together for a power/traditional metal collective. It would take me forever to list the high caliber talent on display, but overall the songwriting and performances are not nearly as exciting as I expected coming into this 10 song record. Songs like “Let Me Die”, “Reptiles Kiss”, and “Dark Horizons” are at best watered down derivatives of Judas Priest, Accept and Manowar material.
Proof that even Ripper Owens, Rob Rock, Mark Boals, and Paul Shortino can’t polish gems if you’ve been given a broken glass canvas to start.