It’s all about the energy in the end and there hasn’t been a computer invented yet that can create energy. Wildmen – an Italian duo consisting of Giacomo Mancini and Matteo Vallicelli – take it back to more primitive times and consequently unleash plenty of basement musical energy during the course of their self-titled album.
There is, of course, a limit to what you can do with such sparse instrumentation but that in no way detracts from the reverb drenched enthusiasm infused through all their songs and, from the opening “Haters Gonna Hate” to “Dead Mask”, Wildmen demonstrate that being haunted by the spectre of garage rock is no bad thing. This is music to drink beer by, without a doubt, and the edgy dementia of “Crazy In Love” is a damn good place to start.
You can’t really dislike an album like this. After all, all Wildmen want to do here is to drag you right into the middle of a good time.