• 7.9/10
    WILDSTREET - III - 7.9/10


Golden Robot Records
Release date: June 25, 2021

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10.0:         Cannot be improved! Perfect, instant classic! Essential in any record collection.
9.5 – 9.9:  Fantastic, spectacular and outstanding!
9.0 – 9.4:  Amazing release! It just lacks that little extra spice to make it perfect.
8.5 – 8.9:  Exceptional release! Will likely rank among top ten albums of the year.
8.0 – 8.4:  Great release! It has many different qualities.
7.5 – 7.9:  Above average! It is an enjoyable release.
7.0 – 7.4:  It is not brilliant, but has many strong points.
6.0 – 6.9:  It has its moments, but is not that strong.
5.0 – 5.9:  Slightly above average, does not stand out. Good outweighs bad by just a little.
4.0 – 4.9:  Just below average, bad outweighs good by just a little.
3.0 – 3.9:  Mediocre. There might be a song or a performance that is enjoyable, but that is it.
2.0 – 2.9:  Very weak! There might be a light at the end of the tunnel, too many flaws.
1.0 – 1.9:  This release gives the word “terrible” new meaning.
0.1 – 0.9:  Awful! Avoid at all cost. There is nothing good to say about this release.


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The Backstory

Hailing from New York City, Wildstreet returns to put a little more Glam Rock back into your life with their long-awaited album III.

The Album

Once the infectious chorus section of the high-energy opener “Tennessee Cocaine” kicks in, you are sure to be singing along. A thumping drum beat drives the sexually-charged “Three Way Ride.” If you like your Glam simplistic and not over-thought, then “Set It Off” is sure to please. “Still Love You” is the power ballad on the album. It’s earnest in it delivery and would fit in perfectly between Poison’s “Every Rose…” and Cinderella’s “Don’t Know What You Got…” on your favorite playlist.

“Midnight Children” starts off dark and haunting, but once the furious guitars kick it, the track climbs to another level. The anthemic song “Born to Be” has a bluesy bounce to it. The chorus has a catchy call-and-response section. It’s party time on “Raise Hell.” Fists are sure to fly in the air and bodies are sure to thrash. Wildstreet take a chance with the 7+ minute album closer “Mother.” The track is dark and deep like a classic Alice Cooper narrative, but is a slight musical shift from the rest of the album. Perhaps its a hint of what’s to come for Wildstreet or just a fun experiment.

The Verdict

If there ever was an album that best represented the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, it’s III by Wildstreet.


  1. Tennessee Cocaine
  2. Three Way Ride
  3. Set It Off
  4. Still Love You
  5. Midnight Children
  6. Born to Be
  7. Raise Hell
  8. Mother

Wildstreet is

Eric Jayk – Vocals, Guitar
Jimmie Marlowe – Guitar
Jonny D – Bass
Dom – Lead Guitar
Lock – Drums


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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