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Wilson manage to combine a brash attitude and great musicianship to create some instant songs with a forceful impact.

Detroit five-piece Wilson opened for Halestorm on their March U.K. tour and after catching just one song at the Manchester Apollo show I left for the bar. To be fair, that was more an indication of how bad the sound was rather than the performance of the band itself and it took just one spin of their new album to reinforce that opinion. Kudos to band members Chad Nicefield, Jason Spencer, Kyle Landry, Puhy and James Lascu, firstly for creating a great set of songs and secondly for getting me to work a lot quicker than usual.

The album contains twelve slices of adrenaline-fuelled Hard Rock and there is not a ballad in sight. From the opening assault of the title track through to the closing mini epic 'Before I Burn', there is no let-up in intensity and also no let-up in quality. In fact '...Burn' demonstrates the band's ability to switch between aggression and acoustic subtlety without any loss in energy.

The sleazy swagger of both 'Satisfy Me' and 'Give 'Em Hell' display a Velvet Revolver vibe running through them, whilst the anthemic structure of 'The Flood' reminds me a lot of Billy Squier's 'The Stroke'. All the other songs merit mention but space limits my appraisal. I will say that the testosterone enriched melodies scream to be heard. Throughout the album the guitar solos adhere to the context of the song and are not just an exercise in ego massaging.

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The writing and recording sessions were split between Motor City and Atlanta, under the guidance of producer (and writer) Johnny Andrews, and it seems the emphasis was more on the songs rather than the caustic belligerence of the 2013 debut 'Full Blast Fuckery'. I could have done with the mix being more "in your face" to give the sound that extra punch the material warrants but that is a small quibble.

Coming across like Pop Evil's tougher brother, Wilson manage to combine a brash attitude and great musicianship to create some instant songs with a forceful impact. As a follow-up to 'Full...', 'Right To Rise' ticks every box for me and is possibly more commercial. That doesn't mean the pink & fluffies will take it to heart, but it will resonate with those of a more incendiary musical palette.

Dave Bott

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  • SeaDog57 : just an observation. I just got Issue 89 at the Bookstore and when i looked at the spine of the magazine it says "Fireworks Issue 85 Winter Jan - Mar 2019" Was this a misprint? The rest of the Magazine is Issue 89. Was just wondering did anyone else notice this?
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