Cool cover, an embryo in an amniotic sac – why not? Better than impaled skulls or disembowelled corpses... okay, HELLFUELED play no Splatter Death but more a fat mixture of Doom and Power Metal with a strong Rock and Roll serving. The vocalist sings like the young Ozzy and the guitars roast and pipe as Zakk Wylde would have been played the leads. To add is a dash of TROUBLE and then you only have to mix it up.
What’s amazing is their sense for really great hooks and melodies as well as their joy and their crushing heaviness... a true hurricane of fat, straight forward divine songs like “Midnight Lady” (Chris Norman would turn over in his grave, if he would be dead) or the great, simply “Rock’ N Roll” titled track are better than the stuff, Mr. Osbourne made since “The Ultimate Sin”. And not one of the altogether 11 tracks is an exception – I’m really amazed. The band exists only since 1998 but I would have bet for older guys – they can really overdo some highly praised Doom bands.
But slow motion isn’t the trump. It’s Doom but it’s more of the more rocky and jaunty “Paranoid” period. Mandatory for all Swinerockers, Stoner and BLACK SABBATH fans. I hallow them. (Online May 14, 2004)