WIZARD

"Of Wariwulfs and Blutovarwes" (Massacre; 2011)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Wizard projects power metal splendor on their 11-track album "Of Wariwulfs and Blutovarwes."

Crammed with a bounty of snarling riffs (“Hagr,” “Sign of the Cross”) and super-melodic hooks aplenty (“Wariwulf”), Wizard maintains a consistent attack of traditional heaviness (“Bletzer”) smattered with progressive metal influence (“Fair Maiden Mine”) and a strong sense of histrionics.

Striking a middle ground between Iced Earth and Primal Fear, this release embodies what a power metal release should sound like.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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