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Band
Rebellion
Title
Born A Rebel
Type
LP/EP
Company
Drakkar
YOR
2003
Style
Power
5/15/2003 - Review by: Eric Compton
Rebellion - Born A Rebel - reviewed by: EC

Track Listing
1. Born a Rebel
2. Adrenalin
3. One for All
4. Word is War
5. Dragons Fly
6. Queen of Spades
7. Iron Flames
8. Through the Fire
9. Devils Child
10. Meet your Demon
11. Power of Evil
After months of anticipation I now have the new Rebellion CD in my dirty paws. Man this band just rips total ass. This is just one monsterous ballbuster of a record, mammoth in volume and aggression. The PERFECT metal album.

The band's debut, "Tragedy In Steel", was very solid and captivating, and I had worries that the band had painted themselves into a corner. How do you follow up a great release? Apparently Uwe Lulis and company had no worries, as they release yet another classic metal album, sure to be in heavy rotation by headbangers around the world. As hard as it is to imagine, Rebellion have gotten even better on this release, improving an already stellar power sound.

This record just has total attitude, using sonic teutonic German guitars and an all out vocal assault from Michael Seifert. His vocals range from low rumblings to Halford like wails, creating the perfect metal atmosphere no matter what mood or style you're into.

Tracks like "Born A Rebel", "One For All", and "Devil's Child" combine Grave Digger velocity with Iced Earth's raw emotion, stirring all senses into sheer amazement. "Adrenalin" marches forth like Kreator, catching a breath in the chorus before turning it up again. "Dragons Fly" has the ultimate Sabbath vibe, slowly devouring the listener while "Queen Of Spades" rocks on like prime era Accept.

Every song is a perfectly crafted masterpiece of epic proportions. This record is a true homage to prime time German power metal, while at the same time taking up the torch for a new generation of head banging. After having misgivings about the split of Grave Digger, I'm now very excited about this change. Grave Digger has continued on, releasing two incredible albums in "The Grave Digger" and "Rheingold", while Rebellion have made their mark on the metal world with the release of their first two records. Life is good!!

I will forever remember the day I got this album, the day I joined the REBELLION!!

--EC 05.15.03
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
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ALL REVIEWS FOR: REBELLION
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Arminius: Furor Teutonicus
2012
Massacre
Eric Compton4/9/2013
3.5
Born A Rebel
2003
Drakkar
Eric Compton5/15/2003
-
Sagas Of Iceland
2005
Massacre
Eric Compton8/5/2005
-

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: REBELLION
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
Michael SeifertEric Compton2/7/2003

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