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Pile of Skulls
Running Wild
Pile of Skulls
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Running Wild
Title: Pile of Skulls
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Noise
Release Date: 8/10/1999
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 823107405420

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Arrrrrrrrrrr maties!
Outbreak of Evil | Manitoba, Canada | 11/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pirate-metal just rocks! There is just something about pirates that is so metal, Running Wild makes any of todays "metal" bands walk the plank.

This makes me want to grab an eye patch and a parrot and start plundering for some booty. Arrrr! this be the soundtrack to any fine pirate, and i aint talkin bout no silly pirate from the carribean either, you filth blige rat! Me's talking bout a true pirate with a mighty fine ship and a crew of 50 stong men with a vast horde of treasure! *Pile of Skulls* is the kind of music you want playing when your plundering some pieces of eight from some poor swab's stronghold.

Running Wild gives the hempen jig to other bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera or any other so called "legendary" metal band.

Arrrrrrrr! X marks the spot where the booty lies!

One of Running Wild's best.
benno | 05/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Running Wild isn't for everyone. If you prefer bands that give you something new with each album, then this probably isn't for you. Running Wild does one thing and they do it well. It's difficult to describe but they (and by they I mean Rock'n' Rolf and whomever he happens to be working with on his albums) have a power/speed metal sound that just cuts right into your mind and makes you want to drink, party, and fight. Most people know them as "that band that does the pirate songs", and there's plenty of that here. Songs like "Lead or Gold" and "Treasure Island" are fine examples of that. However, there's more to Running Wild than that. Rolf has a distinctive vocal style that's both versatile and simple and easy to sing along with at the same time, he manages to give us plenty of aggression with his raspy voice, but he also hits those high notes well. He always seems to use a very distinctive galloping rhythym on his songs and again Pile of Skulls is no exception to this. His trademark epic melodies are here too. So what makes this album better than any other Running Wild album? Well, not a whole lot. It's difficult to say which of RW's albums are best because they tend to sound alike. Not that I don't enjoy getting new albums by them, but, they do have a consitant level of quality that they've kept up since their '88 album Port Royal. Pile of Skulls is proabably my choice for the "best" RW album, simply because it defines so well what RW is about. This album contains all of their best moments, and more. A must buy."
All Hands Hoay!
Stanley Runk | Camp North Pines | 04/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Arrrrrr! Listen up ya scurvy landlubbers! If ya likes tales of life on the high seas, then set sail for your nearest record store, and don't forget to bring your booty. Tell the swab behind the counter that he'd better give ya Running Wild's Pile Of Skulls if he don't wanna end up doing the Hempen Jig. Pile Of Skulls is a mighty fine cd of pirate metal to enjoy over a blackjack of bumboo after a long day on the dogwatch. Buy it today, ya miserable dogs, or I'll see to it you gets a good keelhauling."