Released: 2005, GMR Music Group
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Fatal Smile was born in 1995 in a town in Sweden called Katrineholm and after a few demo recordings the band moved to Stockholm in order to pursue a career and focus more on the music.
After recording the demo BEYOND REALITY a lot of touring followed here in Sweden and two years later in 2002 they unleashed their debut album with the same name as the demo. Maybe as a result of the minor hit single “Bad Kharma” did Fatal Smile play at Sweden Rock Festival, Scandinavian Music Festival, New Jersey Metal Meltdown and Milwaukee Metalfest during 2002-03 and they also did a US tour at the same time. During the 10 years the bad has been together, they have played with acts like Saxon, Thin Lizzy, Status Quo, Motörhead and Halford.
Well, “Learn-Hate-Love” is the first single out of their new album NEO NATURAL FREAKS and their music is described as a hybrid between the best and the fiercest hard rock sounds between the 80’s and 90’s. To make that a bit easier to grasp, I say that the music is heavy 80’s hard rock mated with glam/sleaze party hard rock.
This single is an excellent choice of first song and gives the listener a good insight to what Fatal Smile’s all about. The song is a heavy guitar-based song with lead vocals and guitar at the top of the mix. There’s also a video added to the single as a bonus.
There’s nothing more to say about “Learn-Love-Hate” than it’s an excellent song and a great sneak preview of an album that I discovered was even better.