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Helltown Hotel (CD)
Somewhere between late 1980's LA glam and New York grit lies Indianapolis' Felony, a once promising example of rowdy midwest rock and roll. Helltown Hotel is Eonian Records archival compilation of Felony's best before suffering the consequences of band implosion and the grunge wave. First impressions being what they are, Felony may be the closest thing to a cornbelt Motley Crue with a touch of Ratt. With this said, however, there's a real melodic powerhouse presence and a display of sound musicianship that rushes through most of this disc. Mostly this album moves along with a near mesmerizing development that hypnotizes the listener into toe-tapping complacency. If there was such a thing as 80's easy listening melodic hard/glam rock, then Felony's Helltown Hotel may fit the bill. Still Felony knows how to rev things up as Cat Daddy, Street Fight, and Another Hero (almost melodic metal) prove. The most surprising music might be the two demo tracks Mississippi Rollin' and Shattered Innocence which show, particularly the former, Felony escaping from the morass of their mainstream peers. Overall, Helltown Hotel is solid stuff.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 2009
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Label: Eonian Records
Country: Euro
Item No: ER00007
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Track List
01 Cat daddy
02 Dancin' on my grave
03 Heist in helltown
04 Street fight
05 Well of souls
06 To the core
07 Lost in the closet
08 Yank that chain
09 Days of disease
10 Another hero
11 F.i.t.h.
12 Shake the faith