Wicked Sensation - 2010 - Crystallized
1. Better World
2. My Turn To Fly
3. Fistful Of Dreams
4. Give It Up
5. Lost In A World
6. Love To Play
7. Gimme The Night
8. Am I Right
9. Lonely Is The Night
10. Ordinary Man
11. The Love I Used To Know
12. Running Through Your Veins
13. Bleeding Hearts
After their split-up in 2006 due to musical differences, it looked like this was the end for Wicked Sensation, but in 2009 guitarist Michael Klein and Robert Soeterbeek got together again and after several talks they decided to bring Wicked Sensation back to live.
Now strengthened by bassist and producer Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69) and drummer Dirk Bruinenberg (ex-Elegy) as well as Bernd Spitzner, the third album was recorded, carrying the title “Crystallized” and also includes a guest appearance by Andi Deris (Helloween) on "My Turn To Fly"… a song that doesn’t really fit the album.
I can be short for the remaining stuff. If you like the Whitesnake classic hard rock then Wicked Sensation is really made for you. On songs like "Lost In A World" , "Love To Play", the ballad "The Love I Used To know" and "Running Through Your Veins" you hear the Whitesnake sound the best.
Even Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (Ayreaon, Star One) got involved to give the album a real rock classic with "Gimme The Night", as well as keyboarder Eric Ragno (Graham Bonnet) contributed keys on "Give It Up".
With "Crystallized", Wicked Sensation can finally be added in the list of great German bands like Pink Cream 69, Helloween, Axxis and Jaded Heart. If you like these names, the remainder of the album is filled with tracks these bands could have made. Great hooks and riffs… an album really worthy of checking out.
Written by Gino.
Last Updated (Sunday, 22 August 2010 09:32)