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Out From The Cold
Up till the last 2 years Sweden was been best known as the home of IKEA and of course ABBA. UGH! Thank God for ballsy Hard Rock bands like Crazy Lixx and now Coldspell to give it a good kick in the ass! While nowhere near as heavy on the swedish sleaze as Lixx, their sophomore album still delivers the goods with sharp production, driven by killer riffs dripping with a Lynch-esque factor. It's clear on standouts like the powerful 'Heroes', 'One In A Million', 'Heading For Tomorrow' and 'Fate'. Songs with great hooks and strong vocal prowess.
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