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Artist: Axel Rudi Pell

Title: Wild Obsession

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1989

Label: Steamhammer (Germany)

Catalog Number: SPV 84-7610


Axel Rudi Pell all lead, rhythm, and acoustic guitars
Charlie Huhn vocals
Jorg Deisinger bass
Thomas S. bass
Volker Krawczak bass
Jorg Michael drums
George Hahn keyboards


1.  Wild Cat  
2.  Call of the Wild Dogs  
3.  Slave of Love  
4.  Cold as Ice  
5.  Broken Heart  
6.  Call Her Princess  
7.  Snake Eyes  
8.  Hear You Calling Me  
9.  Return of the Calyph From the Apocalypse of Babylon  
10.  Promised Dreams  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Dragonfly Date: December 16, 2001 at 17:40
I have this release but to tell you the truth I can't remember what this sounds like. I'll have too pick it up and listen again. It's been awhile. The weakest in my opinon.

From: Scandinavia Date: January 19, 2003 at 16:23
LIKE A WILDCAT EEEA EEEAA!!! GREAT TUNE...Axel knows how to play the guitar but why is making so much noise on it?

From: albert Date: January 24, 2003 at 6:03
axel rudi pell's is awsome, he is a very telented,guitar wizard and a song writer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Axelinger Date: August 15, 2003 at 13:00
Charlie Huhn does a stellar job on Hear You Calling Me -- great tune, outstanding vocal, and a ton of wild guitar from Pell... Huhn is sadly underrated, and why Pell isn't more famous is a mystery for the ages...

From: robert Date: December 21, 2003 at 20:46
Primer disco d este Genio Aleman d la guitarra, elijio un buen aņo para empezar su carrera en solitario. 6'5 sobre 10

From: Geoff Date: September 23, 2004 at 19:03
Check out 'Slave of love' and 'Cold as ice' for two riff driven hard rock killers. I've always liked Axel Rudy as although he loves to fill his albums with fillers, he still likes to insert at least a handful of killer hard rockers. This is one of may faves of his purely because of the awesome vocals of Charlie Huhn, once of the brilliant Victory.

From: AHUEA Date: September 30, 2004 at 0:45
Cold as ice kicks ass, great cd!!!

From: Rick Thunder Date: October 3, 2004 at 2:14

From: Metal T Date: May 31, 2008 at 21:46
When i found out Charlie Huhn from "Victory" did the vox,i had to get it.Wasn't dissapointed at all.Good songs and a solid album.

From: kai Date: July 13, 2008 at 22:49
Solid debut of ex Steeler guitarrist, with Charlie Huhn from Victory on vocals. The best tracks for me are "Wild Cat", "Call Of The Wild Dogs", "Cold As Ice" and "Snake Eyes".

From: metalhead4life Date: December 13, 2008 at 8:48
Good solid catchy hard rock/melodic metal here. Charlie Huhn does a good job screechin' metal vocals. Axel Rudi Pell is a good guitar player but he seems to be trying too hard to sound too busy on this one. Even so, worth picking up if you want catchy consistent melodic hard rock/metal. 82/100

From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 27, 2011 at 13:55
Pell can blister a guitar with the best of them, of that there is no doubt, but he is very hit-and-miss when it comes to the songs themselves. It is a problem that plagues him to this day, and this album is evidence that it has plagued him since the very beginning. Of course, it's an affliction that plagues most guitar wizards, including the king of wankers Yngwie Malmsteen, so at least Pell is in good company. Bottom line, Pell's obsession with six-string showboating coming at the expense of the songs, which feature a few gems ("Slave of Love," for example) sprinkled amidst some really dreadful filler material.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 28, 2011 at 14:32
Agree with metalhead4life's comment...apart from that is very well known that Axel is obviously a very talented guitar player that emerged from the band Steeler(Germany)...my favourite track is "Slave Of Love"...other goodies are "Wild Cat"(kicking a** song),"Cold As Ice","Call Her Princess","Hear You Calling Me"(AORish)& "Promised Dreams"...recommended stuff...92/100

From: edwithmj Date: June 20, 2012 at 19:08
A very explosive debut from Pell. The vocalist sounds almost like Paul Shortino which is definitely a plus point. Pell combines smooth playing with a fair bit of shredding and the songs are superbly written. Slave of Love is a beautiful semi-ballad, Cold as Ice is a great rocker and Wild Cat is the other stand out here. Recommended to the extreme!

From: djimenezgarcia Date: March 27, 2017 at 11:57
Fantastic debut a great effort full of class. Charlie Huhn's lead vocals smokes all around ! Slave of love is still my fav track from Axel Rudi Pell

From: hair metal again Date: June 16, 2018 at 0:27
superb debut for AXEL RUDI PELL and of course his best effort !explosive guitar driven hard rock with big choruses,howling solos,much energy and nice hooks!Charlie as always delivering the goods and overall an essential release

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