For 13 years, from 1989 till the beginning of 2002, they conquered the Netherlands as SACRAMENTAL SACHEM. Even in 2002, after several line-up-changes, they changed the bands name to FUELBLOODED at last. After the release of a demo the same year, UKs label Copro Records took the quintet under contract. The result is the debut album “Inflict The Inevitable” which went to the record dealers in march this year.
Of course, FUELBLOODED didn’t re-invent Metal here. The 9 full-length-songs offer typical Thrash-/Speed Metal-stuff you’ve listened a thousand times before. The vocals of Vital Welten differ in raw and clean lines which works really well. The proposition of this 43-minutes-disc includes almost only up-tempo-crusher (“Art Of Life“, “Constructive Destruction“, “The Silence“), but you’ll find mid-tempo-banger (“Measure Swords“) and more slow and pounding stuff (“Dissector Of Souls“) on “Inflict The Inevitable” as well.
For a debut album it’s acceptable, but FUELBLOODED aren’t able to get away from the masses at this point. Fans of the genre should pre-listen and decide then if they need this album. You should definitely check this one out: “Constructive Destruction”! (Online July 24, 2006)