The Rivalry (album)

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The Rivalry
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Studio album by Running Wild
Released 1998
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Length 68:55
Label GUN
Producer Rolf Kasparek
Running Wild chronology
Masquerade
(1996)Masquerade1996
The Rivalry
(1998)
Victory
(2000)Victory2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard 8.5/10[2]

The Rivalry is the tenth album by German band Running Wild. It is the second in a trilogy of a theme of good versus evil, which began with Masquerade and concluded with Victory. It is also their last album with drummer Jörg Michael. The album has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "March of the Final Battle (The End of All Evil)" - 1:59
  2. "The Rivalry" - 5:34
  3. "Kiss of Death" - 3:37
  4. "Firebreather" - 4:03
  5. "Return of the Dragon" - 6:47
  6. "Resurrection" - 4:46
  7. "Ballad of William Kidd" - 8:43
  8. "Agents of Black" - 3:57
  9. "Fire and Thunder" - 7:33
  10. "The Poison" - 4:40
  11. "Adventure Galley" - 4:20
  12. "Man on the Moon" - 4:49
  13. "War and Peace" - 7:42

All songs by Kasparek except "Adventure Galley" (music: Hermann, lyrics: Kasparek)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rivalry at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kühnemund, Götz (1998). "Review Album: Running Wild - The Rivalry review". Rock Hard (in German). No. 130. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Running Wild – The Rivalry" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2017-01-16.