Rat Race” is the second album by Finnish hard rockers Wishing Well.
Their first album “Chasing Rainbows” was very well received and the band gained name by working together with legendary British vocalist Graham Bonnet on their “Hippie Heart Gypsy Soul” single. They also toured Scandinavia supporting Graham Bonnet Band.
“Rat Race” features many hard rock and metal styles from fast power metal of the title track and opening track “Wheeling And Dealing” to slow doom metal of “Pilgrim Caravan” and a lot in between, including epic “Grain Of Sand” power ballad. The album is full of great melodies and Hammond organ gives the songs classic old school vibe, which goes very well with vocalist Rafael Castillo’s dark and raspy voice that oozes passion and power on every track.