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Hellfueled - Born II Rock - 2005 - Black Lodge

Track Listing
1. Canīt Get Enough
2. Regain Your Crown
3. Look Out
4. Friend
5. Born To Rock
6. Old
7. Girls Girls
8. On The Run
9. Angel
10. Make It Home
11. I Donīt Care
Here it is, the best damn rock record of the year, Hellfueled checking in and checking out with a high octane, hellbent hard rock sound that is so much better than anything out there. Name something that can possibly compete with these youngsters, this talented, promising band that delivers, delivers, delivers every damn time? Nobody on the scene now is this good, this soon, at this point in time. This Swedish band showed us their stuff on their phenomenal debut "Volume 1", playing smooth, calculated cuts that bring back the fury that was Ozzy and Zakk. With Hellfueled we get that speed, those bone shattering riffs, those fantastic vocals, it was like "No More Tears" meets HEAVY.

Now Hellfueled are back in less than two years, this time showing us "Born II Rock", which is every bit as good as the debut if not better. Just when I thought I could just chalk it up to beginners luck, this rocka rolla group emerges again as forefunners for the rock crown. In my opinion there is just simply no other band out there playing this style of hard rock, and with that I mean completely over the top, in your face, heavy up your ass, PURE ROCK. Why this band isn't huge is beyond me. With Hellfueled headbangers get everything they have ever liked about classic, traditional, arena rock without commercial restrictions, without censors, and damn sure without Clear Channel. This is nuts and bolts rock the way it's supposed to be. Stripped down, no keys, no filler, just hight voltage electricity. From the stage to the studio Hellfueled prove they are the heavyweights, they are the champs, and with "Born II Rock" it's a unanimous decision. Clear cut winner.....Hellfueled baby!

Favorite cuts - Every damn track man, every damn track!


--EC 11.28.05
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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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Born II RockHellfueled
2005
Eric Compton12/4/2005
Volume 1Hellfueled
2004
Frank Hill3/9/2005


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