Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Warmed over NWOBHM
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 07/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"1989's Live Fast, Die Fast was the debut album from British hard rock act Wolfsbane, which is perhaps best known for featuring vocalist Blaze Bayley before his (mercifully) brief stint with the legendary Iron Maiden.
Live Fast, Die Fast is essentially a New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) album that came about 8 years too late. It wasn't metal by 1989's standards, and aside from some very "metal" solos didn't seem relevant to the types of metal that were popular at the time. The basic, fast paced dirty hard rock of Live Fast, Die Fast sounds more like a leftover album by Dragster or Trespass. I keep trying to hear what might have made Bayley such an appealing choice to replace Bruce Dickinson, but nothing here is convincing me.
Wolfsbane's debut is a completely decent, completely forgettable late 80's hard rock album. Unless you're a major Blaze fan or are compiling some kind of Maiden tie-in collection, I can't give this album a very strong recommendation.