After a mini album, which isn't familiar to me, and the cool debut "Making Out The Fire", the Norwegian Punk Rock quartet HELLRIDE strikes the third back with "And Then The Earth Moved". Together with a nearly completely new group and nine uncompromising, mostly jaunty executed songs, the Norwegians offer a dirty and crashing Punk Rock fireworks, which should appeal to fans of bands like PSYCHOPUNCH or GLUECIFER.
Compositions like the strong opener "Tempting Ways", the heavy stomper "Watch It Go" or the fast "Instant Lazy Boom" go directly into the mind of the consumer and set there. Guitar player and the only remaining founding member Peter Vegem aka Pete Evil and his men present us refreshing Punk Rock from the beginning to the end.
Chillout songs like "Watch It Go" or "Time To Move" or "Instant Lazy Boom" and "The Great Deceiver" are plainly beautiful riff arts, even though the common Metalfreak has another imagination about riffs... (Online July 12, 2003)