Wet Animal is one of several bands that emerged in one form
or another following
long hiatus in the mid-nineties.
The roots of this project date as far back as 1995, a collaboration
featuring Trouble men Rick Wartell and Ron Holzner along with
singer/guitarist Shane Pasqualla.
For various personal reasons the project was shelved around 1997,
and remained dormant until Pasqualla and Wartell decided to give
it another go in 2003, eventually leading to the band's
self-titled album in 2005.
Wartell's guitar tone is unmistakeable, but this is no Trouble
clone, and aside from the cover of the
classic "Relentless", there are scant traces of Wartell's past.
is very much a hard rock album, soulful and
Alice In Chains
frequently coming to mind when listening to the tunes, due in no
small part to Pasqualla's classic hard rock voice.
Despite Wartell's work with the rejuvenated Trouble, Wet Animal
is a priority for all involved.
Richard Lee Gardner
Sea Of Tranquility
Lords Of Metal
- Soul Alone
- Lost in My Head
- Outside a Hole
- Left Behind
- Land Mines
- Don't Put Me Down
- Fade Away
- Nomads Land
- Wreathe of the Roses
- Shane Pasqualla
- Rick Wartell
- Michael Diprima
- Jeff Olson