Third Wish, the debut solo album by David Feinstein under the monicker Feinstein (not the David “Rock” Feinstein band name), is definitely an impressive throwback to the traditional heavy metal style. While the album does have some slight issues, it is definitely one to get pumped about.
The music is simply amazing. If you missed the olden days of rock and metal, then this release is absolutely a must. The vocalist fits the sound perfectly, and doesn’t try to overdo his vocals and ruin things like many heavy and power metal vocalists feel compelled to do. Infact, some of the songs on here are rather relaxing due to his somewhat mellow vocal styling, such as the ballad-esque “Far Beyond” and the more rock based “Poison Ivy”, and the mid-tempo power house “Rule The World”. But don’t think this album lacks balls, as the opening tracks “Regeneration” and “Revolution” will easily curb stomp you with the tenaciousness and how infectious riffs. The rest of the album pretty much runs the gambit between the aforementioned songs, and not a single one faltering to impress.
The only problem lies within the guitar solos. No, the solos are not unimpressive. Some of the solos aren’t that impressive either, they seem typical to the style of music. But, the main drawback is the sound of the guitar during the solo itself. Some of the songs seem to have a distortion on the solo, or something along those lines, that seems to make the solo itself clash with the music behind it. But luckily it only one a few of the songs and not all, since “Poison Ivy” and “Live To Ride, Ride To Live” (perhaps the best solo on the album) have them sounding just right.
Simply put, if you miss the old 80’s sound of metal and hard rock, this album is an essential purchase for you. Songs like “Regeneration” and the anthem “Live To Ride, Ride To Live” will have you breaking out your leather jacket and lighter. With a pretty much out of nowhere release, Third Wish is a great metal album that any fan would love to have in their collection.