WAMI – Kill The King (CD)
WAMI features in its ranks singer Doogie White, drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Marco Mendoza and newcomer guitarist Iggy Gwadera. Musically, “Kill The King” is clean, tight and very well executed. These guys definitely gel together and the chemistry is really good.
However, “Kill The King” is nothing out of the ordinary and comes across as a rehash of the hard rock music made so popular in the eighties by the likes of Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Keel and Krokus. These guys are good at what they play, including singer Doogie White, who has a good vocal range, but they’re not doing anything refreshing as their eighties, happy-sounding hard rock is a carbon copy of what made the eighties and early nineties hard rock so memorable in the first place.
The only song, I remotely found even slightly interesting was the first track, “Exodus (The Red Sea Crossing)” with its orchestral arrangements within the intro, but apart from this track, the songs just come flat and just do not do anything interesting musically. Doogie White is a good singer, but he’s no Geoff Tate or Rob Halford, but here, even he lacks the fire found on his previous solo and collaborative efforts.
Personally, musically, songwriting-wise and vocally, I was not impressed witk what WAMI has to offer on “Kill The King” as it sounded too much like the typical hard rock bands of the eighties. [Metalmind Productions] Sarjoo Devani