Death or Glory

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Band Name Running Wild
Album Name Death or Glory
Type Album
Released date 08 November 1989
Music StyleHeavy Metal
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Tracklist

Re-Issue in 2000 by NEMS Enterprises with 4 bonustracks
1. Riding the Storm 06:30
2. Renegade 04:29
3. Evilution 04:43
4. Running Blood 04:30
5. Highland Glory (the Eternal Fight) 04:52
6. Marooned 05:13
7. Bad to the Bone 04:46
8. Tortuga Bay 03:17
9. Death or Glory 04:00
10. The Battle of Waterloo 07:46
11. March on 04:12
Bonustracks
12. Hanged, Drawn and Quartered 04:38
13. Win or Be Drowned 04:17
Bonustracks (2000 Re-Issue)
12. Wild Animal
13. Tear Down the Balls
14. Störtebeker
15. Chains & Leather
Total playing time 1:03:13

Comment @ hack

29 September 2009
I've been a fan of Running Wild since 1985. Spirit Of Metal has got them listed as heavy metal, but to me this is German speed metal. Because it shreds at such a fast tempo. This is their 5th full length album and my favorite from them. Rock N Rolf Kasparek is one my favorite guitarists of all time. He has as much command of his fret board as the best hillbilly banjo pickers in the appalachian mountains. His style reminds me of George Lynch from Dokken. But Rolf doesnt play boring love songs or boring country music. He plays strictly metal music. Rolf is also the vocalist for the band, as you can see in the awesome video.

Riding the storm starts off with an intro, then breaks out into some fine shredding. Of course it has a fast tempo with plenty of of top notch guitar solos. Renegade sounds like old Judas Priest, but much better. The bass player plays with so much energy, that it makes you want to get up and do something productive. Evilution is a great song. The guitar playing is breath taking. The basic theme of the album seems to be about heroic bravery in battle. Marooned sounds like fast paced Iron Maiden and ends with a nice guitar solo. Bad to the Bone sounds like classic Running Wild, with their old sqwauk and shred style (Gates to Purgatory). It's about how the neo-nazis need to grow up and put the racist crap behind them. There is an awesome guitar solo in Tortuga Bay. The Battle Of Waterloo is my favorite song on the album. It starts off with Scottish bagpipes along with a military drum beat and then you can hear cannon fire, before it breaks out into an excellent song. It shreds very melodically with interludes of Scottish style metal. Or is that an Iron Maiden influence. This song is about how Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo and how unfair it was to put his soldiers through such a slaughter.

This album must be a classic because my disc is digitally remastered with bonus tracks. Along with the bonus tracks, 2 of the last tracks after March On, are different than what is posted on this discography.

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KPKing - 02 October 2009: This is one of the greatest albums in history of True Metal Religion ! Running Wild siting beside the Heavy Metal Gods !!!
samolice - 11 September 2012: Thanks for the review.
Just to let you know (or maybe not)that Powerwolf made a good cover of the great "Riding The Storm" song on his last 2011 EP "In Bloodred".
Impnaz100 - 09 February 2015: Running Wild's a fucking good band and this album is no exeption!!!
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