Coming from the cold mountains of Switzerland, Roadfever brings their second album, Wolf Pack, now signed to the Avenue of Allies label. Rooted in the Eighties, where many of the members, including female vocalist Stevie "Manou" Pike, began their musical journey, Roadfever plays a mix of classic hard rock and heavy metal. They seem an odd addition to the AoA label which generally specializes in AOR and melodic hard rock.
Actually, I would say Roadfever leans more the metal side of things than anything else. Wolf Pack, Warning Shot, Drain Your Mind, and The Dice Will Roll definitely fit this genre. They also try to infuse some American southern rock/metal into a few tunes including Brother, the lightest number here, Red Horse, and Black Moon Breeze. There's a ballad of sorts, a duet with Matt Sinner in Magic Sun. It's not very good.
Other distinct features of the band include David Pariat's solid and sharp guitar work, and Pike's aggressive vocal style which reminds of Wendy Kaiser of Rez Band. Yet the one thing that holds this album back is the simple fact that most every song is simply too long, making them unnecessarily tedious. You get this at the star with the title track and The Dice Will Roll with seemingly endless repetition of the chorus. If Roadfever could make things more compact and to the point, they would be doing better. Otherwise, if like traditional heavy metal mixed with some hard and southern rock, Roadfever's Wolf Pack will be of interest to you.
If like traditional heavy metal mixed with some hard and southern rock, Roadfever's Wolf Pack will be of interest to you.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]