Helix - Wild In The Streets - CD
Kitchener's HELIX had been on the verge of breaking big with five previous albums already tucked under their belt. Signed to Capitol Records and benefitting from unrelenting promotion, the band toured the world establishing themselves not only in America and Canada but also in Europe, a territory that embraced the band as if they were their very own. 'Wild In The Streets' was the band's fourth, and final, album for Capitol.
It was a record of familiar components; big hooks, teeth rattling drum 'n' bass, razor sharp guitar riffs and shredding solos all locked into a brace of tunes so catchy they would easily shame the likes of Kiss and Def Leppard. Of the ten tracks on offer three were contributed by class outside sources, namely Nazareth ("Dream On"), FM ("Never Gonna Stop The Rock") and Joe Elliott ("She's Too Tough") all helping to confirm that Helix were still operating at the top of their game. The sound here is of a band getting back to their roots cultivating a far more aggressive in-your-face attitude. The album goes someway to reaffirming both their party-hardy roots and their ability to entertain on a spectacular level.