a good 7 demos Huskvarna's 4-piece releases a jewel as a come back heavily
influenced vocally and musically by Zakk Wylde's era's Ozzy Osbourne
and a bit of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin as well; yet the songs are
more energetic and more Punk rock on some occasions. The axe man's class
is under everone's eyes and the Swedish band also features a singer
who used to growl in the early times of the band but now really sounds
like the young bat biter.
Each song flows smoothly
and is catchy, especially "Let Me Out" and "Second
Deal" (the latter very influenced by Foo Fighters too), while
"Midnight Lady" even includes female back-up vocals.
However, the best anthems/refrains are included in "Someone
Lives Inside", "Mindbreaker", "Hunt
Me Down" and most of all "Eternal"; you must
know that the whole record is worth buying alone for this song, simple
and perfect like all real highlights, thanks to its refrain and the
lyrics seemingly written for me, like the ones of "Live My Life".
It's also worth mentioning the irresistible 80's riffs in "Sunrise"
and the freaky "Rock 'n' Roll", melting psychedelic
elements and party Hard Rock.
Add to this the 11 tracks were recorded, produced, co-engineered with
Patrik J Sten and mixed at Gothenburg's Fredman Studios by Fredrik Nordström
(Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, The Haunted, In Flames, Hammerfall, and so
on) and you'll have no excuses. If well begun is half done, then I foretell
a bright career for these cool guys who've decided to risk with a sound
belonging to the 80's and absolutely not original, but which takes no
prisoners at all.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 12/11/04
Below Demo, 1998
Promotion CD Vol. II Demo, 1999
The Hellfueled - Demo Vol. 3 Demo, 1999
Promo Demo, 2000
Volume 4 Full-length, 2000
Promo Hellfueled Demo, 2001
The Red One Demo, 2002
Volume One Full-length, 2004