Airbourne
Runnin' Wild


2.0
poor

Review

by Ryan Williford USER (48 Reviews)
May 25th, 2008 | 54 replies | 9,085 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album at foremost is for AC/DC fans trying to bridge the gap in between releases. If you are not a real big fan of this type of music, you may find something enjoyable, otherwise this is a lackluster release and this band is not destined to be the ne

3 of 4 thought this review was well written

The land down under has had some recent success when it comes to Hard Rock bands. First Wolfmother hit United States with their single “Woman”, and now Airbourne is trying to make a name for themselves with their single “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast” off their debut full-length Runnin’ Wild. Being signed to Roadrunner has either been a success, if they could earn money off the band, or a failure, if they could not. Having a song on nine video games, a commercial for another, and having a song picked as a WWE PPV and wrestler theme song shows that Roadrunner feels they can market this band as the next big thing. The question is, how could this band be the next big thing when they sound like a modern AC/DC?

Very rarely do the guitars sound like you would not find them on an AC/DC album. Only at the very beginning on the album (“Stand Up For Rock ’N’ Roll”) do they sound unique. The vocals also fit into the AC/DC realm, with the vocalist sounding close to Dave Evans, Bon Scott, and/or Brian Johnson. The vocals also have that raw energetic style that AC/DC has on every album. You really have to stop and think, “Are these guys trying to copy AC/DC?” Regardless of the answer, Runnin’ Wild is a fun listen and should hold off AC/DC fans until the new album drops.

What if you are not an AC/DC? Then you might still enjoy the album. The second single “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast” is a fun catchy song that would get anyone in the mood to drink and party all night. Not to mention the guitar solos thrown in at times are good but not great. The drums do lack though as their pretty much basic. The bass rarely leaves the pattern of the drums to stick out, but when the bass player does, it is not that great. In addition, the lyrics deal with al the classic rock/metal gems. You have your share of alcohol, drugs, and sex, as found on the track “Diamond In The Rough”.

Overall, Runnin’ Wild is a mixed bag of tracks. “Fat City” works mainly because it is slower then the rest but has a guitar solo that fits the mood of the song. “Blackjack” does not work that great because it has the feeling of a catchy song, but there is no hook. If this band was not in the AC/DC clone category then this album could’ve been so much better, but thus this is not so. To get a feel of this album you should listen to the songs “What’s Eatin’ You”, “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast”, and “Diamond In The Rough”.

This was a difficult album to review. At first, I just was not grabbed in like most of the other CDs I have reviewed or in the process of reviewing. Maybe it was because they sounded so familiar to AC/DC and I am not as big of a fan of AC/DC as other people are. It has taken me three weeks but this album finally grew on me enough to review it. This album at foremost is for AC/DC fans trying to bridge the gap in between releases. If you are not a real big fan of this type of music, you may find something enjoyable, otherwise this is a lackluster release and this band is not destined to be the next Wolfmother.

2/5



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Pedro B. (3.5)
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Comments:Add a Comment 
Ouch
May 25th 2008



546 Comments


These guys sound exactly like AC/DC, I say it's average though.

encmetalhead
May 25th 2008



744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

tried a new style out, please give feedback on it

Ouch
May 25th 2008



546 Comments


Good review, you're best.


encmetalhead
May 25th 2008



744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Gotta be a prick here sorry

you are best or your best?

Ouch
May 25th 2008



546 Comments


your best, sorry.

encmetalhead
May 25th 2008



744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

it's cool i knew what you meant =P

Ouch
May 25th 2008



546 Comments


I like AC/DC, because they're true to fun hard rock, but these guys just copy them. Jet also seems to annoy me in the same way.

encmetalhead
May 25th 2008



744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah it's like they're tryign to hard to copy them and it just comes off as lackluster and boring most of the time

Ouch
May 25th 2008



546 Comments


I kind of like Wolfmother... Does that make me an awful bastard?

encmetalhead
May 25th 2008



744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i've only heard mother tbqh i never really checked out their whole album

ASberg
May 25th 2008



2161 Comments


mother? ^ you mean woman huh? cus otherwise its danzig.

Ouch
May 25th 2008



546 Comments


And Danzig is totally awesome. Woman is all right, but theirs better stuff on their album, way better.


encmetalhead
May 25th 2008



744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

yeah i meant woman sorry

wakeupdead
May 25th 2008



2204 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

What if you are not an AC/DC?
What if you are not an AC/DC fan? perhaps that is what you meant. Tese guys are all right, AC/DC is way better though. Good review

encmetalhead
May 25th 2008



744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

dangit i'll edit it later i thoguh i had fan typed up...i even reread before i posted

ASberg
May 25th 2008



2161 Comments


Yes ouch we know he's awesome now drop it.

SHOOTME
May 25th 2008



2393 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Lolz, And Danzig isn't that great, really monotone. This is an attempt to mimic AC/DC, and to suck at it.This Message Edited On 05.25.08

joshuatree
Emeritus
May 25th 2008



3743 Comments


another awkward review, man

encmetalhead
May 25th 2008



744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

another awkward review, man


Seeign as it's my first review with this style it has a riht to be a little awkward. Once i do more like this i hope it'll be on par with my old style

joshuatree
Emeritus
May 25th 2008



3743 Comments


Not to be a dick, but your old style was pretty awkward too. Your reviews just need some proofreading.



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