Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger


8.5 | 197 votes |
Release date: 1987
Style: Heavy metal, Speed metal

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01. Under Jolly Roger
02. War In The Gutter
03. Raw Ride
04. Beggar's Night
05. Raise Your Fist
06. Land Of Ice
07. Diamonds Of The Black Chest
08. Merciless Game

Top 20 albums of 1987: 18

Line-up
Rolf "Rock 'N' Rolf" Kasparek - vocals, guitars
Michael "Majk Moti" Kupper - guitars
Wolfgang "Hasche" Hagemann - drums
Stephan Boriss - bass

Additional info
Recorded and mixed at Soundhouse Studio, Hamburg.

Japan-CD-Release includes the Port Royal album.

Jolly Roger is the name of the skull-and-bones pirate flag.

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31.01.2011 - 16:04
Rating: 10
Lampion
This is the first time I write for this site about Heavy Metal, and I start my comments about this legendary album...for me this is the best album ever from Running Wild. I wonder why nobody wrote any comments about this metal album...All the songs from this album are awesome, specially "Under Jolly Roger", "Diamonds Of The Black Chest", "Raise Your Fist", and "Raw Ride"...but this is cruelty for the others songs. After this successful album the band have released a live album what proves the greatness of "Under jolly Roger". This album and "Death Or Glory" are the best from the Pirates of Metal.
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06.06.2016 - 17:43
Rating: 7
TrueMetalJope
Written by Lampion on 31.01.2011 at 16:04

This is the first time I write for this site about Heavy Metal, and I start my comments about this legendary album...for me this is the best album ever from Running Wild. I wonder why nobody wrote any comments about this metal album...All the songs from this album are awesome, specially "Under Jolly Roger", "Diamonds Of The Black Chest", "Raise Your Fist", and "Raw Ride"...but this is cruelty for the others songs. After this successful album the band have released a live album what proves the greatness of "Under jolly Roger". This album and "Death Or Glory" are the best from the Pirates of Metal.


IMO the album is legendary because the birth of the pirate image, but I wouldn't say it's legendary in terms of quality of the music. Sure it's the heaviest RW album and Rolf has this low voice here which he didn't use in any other album, which makes this album sound quite badass, but I can't honestly see this album as their best when it comes to song writing.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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06.06.2016 - 18:02
Rating: 7
TrueMetalJope
Good album for sure, but I feel it's highly over rated in many places. I think the album suffers from the same issue that its predecessor had; the overall averageness of many of the songs and even some of the songs that are better (the title track, "Beggar's Night" and "Diamonds Of The Black Chest") do sound somewhat simplified and could use something interesting added to them. The only real killers here appear to be "War In The Gutter" and "Merciless Game"
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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