WILD SOULS – Game Of Love (2016)
“Game Of Love” is the new album from Greek melodic hard rockers WILD SOULS to be released tomorrow October 31, 2016. Monday is a strange day to release a Rock album but there’s a reason; Halloween, and not so strange as Wild Souls’ style & sound are absolutely ‘Americanized’.
“Game Of Love” is the second Wild Souls album, but their first for Lions Pride Music, the new melodic hard rock specialized label that doesn’t stop signing really good bands.
And Wild Soul are really good at their game; classic late ’80s / early ’90s US MHR akin FireHouse, Tyketto, etc. spiced with a modern AOR touch here and there.
The CD kicks-off with the self-titled track in an impressive way; a fast-paced and old-fashioned hard rocker with a strong chorus line and superb guitar lines. There’s a very clean and polished sound and the lead vocals manages to raise the quality of each song.
More consistency is found on the groovy ‘Dirty Mind’, the rocking ‘Riding’ and the bluesy ‘Pretty Babe’.
But my favorites are the melodic rock little gem of ‘Shame On You’, the really good midtempo ‘Moonlight’ and the well elaborated ballad ‘One More Night’
Also, for the end, ‘I Need Your Love’ delivers another classic Americanized catchy melody with a feel-good energy and some AOR touches.
“Game Of Love” is classy US Melodic Hard Rock, from the melodies, the sweet harmonies, the clean guitar work to the cover artwork. Yeah, nothing new under the sun… and that’s exactly what fan of the genre want.
You only need good songs and Wild Souls delivers; just 9, but no fillers. And sound & vibe; Wild Souls also delivers, capturing the genre’s essence in all departments.
I hope that will be hear more and bigger things from Wild Souls in the near future. They’re a very, very good band.
1 – Game Of Love
2 – Dirty Mind
3 – Shame On You
4 – Pretty Babe
5 – Riding
6 – Rock My World
7 – Moonlight
8 – One More Night
9 – I Need Your Love
George Nikolaou – Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Kostis Tsiligiris – Guitars
Nikos Tsiligoudis – Drums
Tasos Karapapazoglou – Bass, Backing Vocals
Manos Skaramagkas – Keyboards
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