Wallner/Vain - Official Website


United States Country of Origin: United States

Send eMail
Release Date: 2011
Label: Self Released
Genre: Heavy
1. Dream Stealer
2. Miles Ahead
3. Indestructible
4. Soul Monster

Review by JD on May 8, 2011.

Old school metal is alive and kicking it seems. I have been reminded of that so much over the past few weeks, with the releasing of some very amazing disks. One has crossed my path that made me smile. Introducing for your metal appreciation - Will Wallner and Vivian Vain.

This two very amazing musicians who had met in LA have come together to make the type of music they love. They have gotten some of metal’s legends to play on their disk. There is Rudy Sarzo (Ex-Ozzy/Quiet Riot), Carmine (King Cobra/Blue Murder) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio), Tony Franklin (The Firm/Blue Murder) among others that are on this project. Amazing collaborations with metal’s elite who have come together for a ‘dream team’ so to speak.

This four song EP is a tribute to the art and passions of old school Metal/Hard Rock that seems to still clearly resonate today and make us all know where out music came from. Each song is a remarkable work of sonic art, as both writing and musicianship are some of the highest today. With strength in melody, yet that ability to be catchy and almost addictive as all hell - makes for a really good time listening to it.

This is one project that I hope does a full album very damn soon. With this little ‘teaser’ of a EP album, they really need to put out a full album for us to enjoy and the world to notice. I need to hear way more than this, so Please Mr. Wallner and Ms. Vain... we need more!!

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 8.5
Production: 8.5
Overall: 9

Rating: 8.6 out of 10