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Ammotrack
Come Die With Us
Type: CD
Company: Gain Records
Release: 2011
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Published: 1/6/2012
Killer rookie sensation
The Swedish hard rock movement goes on and on and on. Check out these new blasters in Ammotrack, a talented bunch that sway to the same groove as Hardcore Superstar and Crash Diet. This is the band's debut and what a slam bam way to kick start a career. You can throw the whole production in the same realm with the above acts, plenty of flashy guitar up front and drums in a tightly wound barrel courtesy of Top Floor Studio. The band is hellbent on melody and substance and cuts like "Hitman" and "My Sweet Insane" clang and bang like today's Anthrax. "Fastlane" and "Come Die With Us" are anthems for Sweden's rock movement in the catchy chorus bits that are very similar to HC Superstar. It's a poor choice in leadoff single "Living Like An Angel" (dried up Edguy) but beyond that tiny weakness this one is a killer rookie sensation. Ammotrack...with a name like that who would have thunk it.

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Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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