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Fatal Smile
Learn Love Hate single
May 2006
Released: 2005, GMR Music Group
Rating: 4.0/5
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.
Track Listing

Learn-Love-Hate (video)


Y – guitar, b-vox
H.B Andersson – lead vocals
Tomas Lindgren – drums
Markus Johansson – bass, b-vox

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