Down To The Fire is Hardlein's first full release. What they give us here is good old-fashioned rock in the Dokken/Ratt style. Big riffs and big choruses are all over this CD. Whilst Down To The Fire can hardly be described as cutting edge it is certainly very enjoyable. Lonely Town has a vibe similar to both The Cult and AC/DC and Take It To The Truth continues the AC/DC style and has an anthemic chorus.
The guitar work is top notch with Chief (Hayward Embrey Jr) providing some great riffs and rhythm work. Vocalist Bobby Lee Stamper has a great set of lungs on him and can sing and scream like the best of them!
Take It To The Truth
Hardlein have been around
since 2005 and have toured with notable names such as White Lion, Bulletboys
and Skid Row and given the quality of the tracks on offer here I can see why.
by K.T. Glitz
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