Numerous studies have shown us that those given authority are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal, while also being harsher in their judgments of others for doing these same things. Science tells us people with power feel less compassion for the suffering of others.
2nd effort from Swedish hard rock band. Traditional melodic hard rock with metal hints, blonde dudes and good tracks. This is a great CD! It's heavy, but still 100% melodic hard rock. Check out the biggest hook ever on 'Bye Bye Girl', or the amazing 'Why Baby Why'… or the spine chilling pre-chorus in 'Crazy'.
As the second wave of power metal stretched on for a period that seemed longer than the genre's original period of glory years, preeminent practitioners like Sweden's Hammerfall recognized that their sound needed sprucing up. A few musical concessions to the 21st century were needed if the group was to remain within striking distance of relevancy. Fortunately, on the 2000 Nuclear Blast release Renegade, Hammerfall took a collective glimpse into the future, turning away ever so slightly from their '80s metal influences…
Not much is known about Renegade, apart from the fact that they are Swedish, and they were formed in Jonkoping during 1988. They were from an era where Swedish bands were quite popular. When you hear the material on this their debut album 'Time To Choose', you can tell that some of their countrymen have been influencial. Get this and you won't be disappointed. Essential for anyone who appreciate fine vocals and some catchy traditional melodic rock: DA VINCI, FATE, BAD HABIT, ALIEN, TREAT, TNT.
A two-disc compilation that's as good a starting point for the newcomer as any, RSW 1987-1995 makes a great case for Renegade Soundwave as the great lost English band of the late '80s and early '90s. Divided up between a vocal and instrumental (mostly) half, each disc is more or less chronological and succeeds on its own, and together they're nearly unstoppable. Curious to say, but compared to, say, a fair amount of the Brit-pop hype that burst the year the compilation finishes up, Renegade Soundwave were at once very specifically English – Gary Asquith's declamatory speak-sing-MC work never hid its accent for a start – and very modern as well. Hip-hop and dub were turned into massive industrial beats and stomps like few others could attempt ("Kray Twins" alone easily rivals and possibly betters a fair amount of mid-'80s Def Jam explosions), avoiding the forced modernism of the likes of the Age of Chance for something more cutting and fierce.