The album opens with the title track 'Chasing Rainbows', which is a damn catchy blues rock song. I soon found myself singing along and air-drumming instead of writing this review. Perhaps it reminds me a bit of ZZ Top or Deep Purple or something in between but I'm sold. When 'Science Fiction' kicks in, I started headbanging a little. Not much, just a little, but this is one of the fiercest tracks on this piece of work.
Wishing Well also seem to know their way around vintage doom metal. 'Sacrifice' rolls on in perfect Candlemass fashion, right before we go back into a highly melodic version of early day Iron Maiden with 'Luck Is Blind'. Yes, this album is that varied. Another example, 'I'll Never Let You Go' could be a Guns 'n Roses meets Faith No More ballad. Wishing Well never really is as heavy as those two, but ballad-wise they come quite close.
This is not the fuzzed-out stoner rock which is pretty popular these days, but that doesn't make this album any less valuable. It reaches back to a time when metal wasn't really invented yet. Today, a song like 'Sands Of Time' would be classified as power metal but back then it would simply be an epic hard rock song, which is just as good. This is a damn strong track by the way, Manowar meets Helloween or something like that.
If you are a fan of vintage hard rock, you should definitely get your hands on a copy of this album.It has the same vibe as the old classics and it doesn't sound too modern or electronic, which is often a problem these days. Yet, as good as this debut is, we need to keep an eye out for these guys, there is way more to come in the future. Well, hopefully there is...