WRETCH - REBORN - AUBURN
The best piece of advice one can give Wretch right now is to call it a day and officially disband now that the band has finally issued a proper full-length album. Why? Simply put, this album will not be topped.
To sum, any metaller who considers himself a fan of the classic style or '80s heavy metal needs to get a hold of Reborn without further ado. This is the type of album one dreams of finding in the used record bin hoping that somehow somewhere someone released an album of this quality in the '80s and somehow it passed one by. Wretch’s Reborn is that type of album, plus has a modern production to boot. It is hard to believe, but Auburn claims this is a new performance by the seminal Cleveland band. If true, then one has to revere the members’ ability to keep their chops up. As impressive, is singer Colin Watson’s attitude-ridden voice, which straddles the line between Bobby Blitz, David Wayne or Joe Comeau. It is pointless to go over the songs, for each is a winner in its own right, although particularly strong are Life, the solo on the Breaker cover Touch Like Thunder, I Am Storm which sounds like Helloween’s Judas, the memorable Eyes Of Fate and... hell all of them!
Metal vocals, metal solos, metal rhythm section, excellent sound, excellent... - Ali “The Metallian”