Wrathchild - 1984 - Stakk Attakk
1. Stakk Attakk
2. Too Wild To Tame
3. Trash Queen
4. Sweet Surrender
5. Kick Down The Walls
7. Law Abuser
9. Alrite With Boys
Wrathchild never achieved a similar success though, releasing only three albums in the 80’s before they broke up.
Besides that, the albums were badly produced by Heavy Metal Records. That’s why I chose to review their debut album Stakk Attakk; maybe you’ll get convinced giving them some credit for what they have done for the Glam scene.
The Wrathchild songs are kinda pop and happy, nothing special. Tracks like ‘Kick down the walls’ and ‘Thrash Queen’ are catchy and musically not complicated: lots of group vocals and great guitar solos though.
The vocals of Rocky Shades are not that interesting, at some point a bit boring even.
Now writing this review I’m aware of the fact Wrathchild isn’t the Glam Metal music I grew up with. Bon Jovi, Guns ‘n Roses; that’s the definition of 80’s Metal in my estimation. I’m not getting hot for these guys; although I’m very happy they set the standards for American Hair Metal.
It’s too bad Wrathchild gets a bit boring after 15 minutes; the music and lyrics are getting too predictable. So, it seems being the first one of its genre, Wrathchild is no competition for the American bands who dominated the charts.
Written by Jesse Gorvette