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It's almost like it became cool to like these guys more than they deserved. 

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I honestly think if they re- recorded the first 2 albums with the updated more crunchy sound on HEAT II , I think they would be outstanding albums. The production is thin no doubt

Other than the part about seeing them live, you took the words out of my mouth.  Personally, I don't think Kenny's albums hold a candle to any of the ones with Erik.  This is terrible, terrible news.

That's because Steve was one half of the writing duo. Kenny and Erik are just singers. Whether Kenny sings, or Erik sings, it doesn't change the quality of the songwriting. And you guys are all

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I think 'Rock Your Body' and 'We Are Gods' are the weakest here but it's hard to say bad things about the rest especially 'Come Clean', 'One By One', and 'Heaven ..', damn those are fine songs

Definitely deserved to be on top of the chart so far but like to hear how's Vega sounding later

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Okay, I haven't read through all 13 pages of this thread, so forgive me if I might point out something, that has already been mentioned.

I love this record, imo it's on par with Address the Nation. My favorite songs are Dangerous Ground (sounds like it was written for Kenny), Come Clean, Victory, Rise, Nothing To Say and One By One which are all near perfect to these ears.

The rest are well above average as well, with We Are Gods probably being my least favorite (it sounds like a leftover from the Into the Great Unknown record). Rock Your Body reminds me of Firehouse.

Definitely a strong contester for album of the year.

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If you read the 13 pages you'd wee that your a lone voice as a fan of this album.
Everyone hates it.

haha, nah, everyone loves it, except me, who thinks its average compared to what I expected.
A good album, but nothing more than that.

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12 minutes ago, CureTheSane said:

If you read the 13 pages you'd wee that your a lone voice as a fan of this album.
Everyone hates it.

haha, nah, everyone loves it, except me, who thinks its average compared to what I expected.
A good album, but nothing more than that.

i like it a lot but don't love it as much as some 

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I mean i slam it a bit, but thats mostly just for fun becaise everyone wanted to have babies with it and i didnt get it.

My standards are generally lower than most here. If i get a few good songs off an album im happy. Not every disc has to be a winner overall. But good for people who froth this.

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decent but v generic.

I do like the message tho - hopefully we will have live music again one day soon 

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The song isn’t anything special but damn that band has all the tools. 

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9 hours ago, Glen said:

decent but v generic.

I do like the message tho - hopefully we will have live music again one day soon 

Felt the same initially.  But the more I listen, the more I like it.  I dig the over the top production....has kind of a Def Leppard feel to it.  It's kinda different than anything on the recent album  and I can see why it was left off as Rise is a better tune and has the same sort of message.  

Nice surprise getting some new music from them.  And even a somewhat average tune from them is better than a lot of other bands best IMO.....But I know i'm a fanboy :P

 

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8 hours ago, tts42572 said:

Felt the same initially.  But the more I listen, the more I like it.  I dig the over the top production....has kind of a Def Leppard feel to it.  It's kinda different than anything on the recent album  and I can see why it was left off as Rise is a better tune and has the same sort of message.  

Nice surprise getting some new music from them.  And even a somewhat average tune from them is better than a lot of other bands best IMO.....But I know i'm a fanboy :P

 

I got a 'breaking the silence' vibe, but not as good. 

but I agree that Heats 'weaker' songs are better than 90% of other bands out there 

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9 hours ago, Glen said:

I got a 'breaking the silence' vibe, but not as good. 

but I agree that Heats 'weaker' songs are better than 90% of other bands out there 

#thetruth

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On 6/26/2020 at 9:17 PM, tts42572 said:

New tune!

 

 

I like this, and I wasn't a huge fan of the recent album.
I guess I like generic :)

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Wow... Did not see this coming...

H.E.A.T ANNOUNCE NEW FRONTMAN KENNY LECKREMO

“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away”

Swedish rock band H.E.A.T have today announced that lead singer Erik Grönwall will be leaving the band, and that his replacement will be original H.E.A.T vocalist Kenny Leckremo.

The news comes after the success of the band’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album ”H.E.A.T II” which featured the singles – ”Dangerous Ground”, ”Rock Your Body”, ”Rise”, ”Come Clean” and ”One By One”.

The original founding members of H.E.A.T issued the following statement about Erik leaving the group to pursue other interests.
”First of all, we want to thank Erik for all the crazy fun and epic travels around the world the past 10 years. Together we made H.E.A.T what it is today. Secondly, we want to welcome back founding member and original vocalist Kenny Leckremo to the band. We’re looking forward to write the next chapter of H.E.A.T story together.”

”It’s like a shot at redemption,” adds Leckremo. ”I’m thrilled to be back, and to be a part of what H.E.A.T is today. No longer just a shadow of the past, but a force into the future. The H.E.A.T legacy continues.”

Says Grönwall about his departure - ”H.E.A.T has really been a place for me to grow as an individual, singer and frontman. The guys recruited this young Swedish Idol guy and believed more in me and my potential than I did
myself. I am forever grateful for that. Gentlemen it’s been a pleasure touring the world with you. I’ve learned a lot from you and you’ve made me stronger. I look forward to build more memories with you, just not collectively as H.E.A.T.”

H.E.A.T – WORLDWIDE 2021 TOUR (More dates tba)

TICKETS - www.heatsweden.com

Thu 7 October 2021 KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
Fri 8 October 2021 Warehouse, Leeds, UK
Sun 10 October 2021 Patti Pavilion, Swansea, UK
Mon 11 October 2021 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
Tue 12 October 2021 Electric Brixton, London, UK
Thu 14 October 2021 Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL
Fri 15 October 2021 Rockpalast, Bochum, DE
Sat 16 October 2021 Spiraal, Geraardsbergen, BE
Sun 17 October 2021 Le Grillen, Colmar, FR
Mon 18 October 2021 Nouveau Casino, Paris, FR
Wed 20 October 2021 Rock’n’Eat, Lyon, FR
Thu 21 October 2021 Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, ES
Fri 22 October 2021 ANDEN 56, Burgos, ES
Mon 25 October 2021 Z7, Pratteln, CH
Wed 27 October 2021 Mergener Hof, Trier, DE
Fri 29 October 2021 Legend Club, Milano, IT
Sat 30 October 2021 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, AT
Sun 31 October 2021 Backstage, Munich, DE
Mon 01 November 2021 Knust, Hamburg, DE

H.E.A.T
Kenny Leckremo (Vocals), Dave Dalone (Guitar), Jimmy Jay (Bass), Jona Tee (Keyboards)
Don Crash - Drums

 

 

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Me neither - it's like a joke almost, how weird it seems to me. Like the guys were planning an April Fool's joke and thought "what's the maddest scenario we could pull on the fans?" Fucking love Kenny though so this news has an upside at least for me!

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Wow, that is quite a surprise.  I enjoy Kenny's vocals and the band's first two albums, but Erik seemed to fit better with the band's slight style change.  It'll be interesting to see what direction the guys take with their next album and what Erik does moving forward. 

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29 minutes ago, sirlemonhead said:

Me neither - it's like a joke almost, how weird it seems to me. Like the guys were planning an April Fool's joke and thought "what's the maddest scenario we could pull on the fans?" Fucking love Kenny though so this news has an upside at least for me!

Absolutely agreed - At first i thought it was some form of collaboration.. how wrong I was. Very bittersweet for me.. they are my favourite band and I have been with them since before the debut, so naturally I am a Kenny fan and was gutted when he left. However Erik really took the band to the next level and what a vocalist and front man he is. Very bittersweet for me right now.. but if Erik was leaving then solid choice bringing Kenny back. The guy looks healthy and ready to rock. 

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Well that is a suprise,I know that someone on here is gonna be upset somewhat ;)

I've always enjoyed all of their albums,the first two included so I don't mind seeing which direction the band takes...just please not that awful spectra album Kenny released...:blink:

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Mother F$$$$$%%%%k!!!!

I feel like my best friend just died.  Just when I thought 2020 couldn't get any worse....Can't freaking wait for this year to be over.

Just gutted today.  These guys had become my favorite band and just like that can now stick a fork in them.  I know the Kenny/Erik debate has been done many times but for me Kenny can't hold a candle to Erik and they aren't even in the same league.  Erik is what made H.E.A.T interesting with his power, energy and stage presence and he's the reason I became a fan.  I never really cared for what they were doing with Kenny and still can't even listen to those first 2 albums even though I've tried many times. 

I guess I'm thankful for 4 albums of greatness, a couple live albums and that I got to see them live a handful of times.  End of an era though.  I guess on the bright side I'll be saving myself some money as I had spent a fair amount traveling to see them.  And really glad I got to witness them on the last Monsters of Rock cruise which apparently turned out to be their grand finale.  It's just a shame as the buzz they generated on that cruise is now all for nothing.  Damn COVID!

2020 just sucks :angryfire:

 

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As someone who never cared for the first two albums I do not like this news. I will give whatever they release a try, but not expecting much.

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Whaaat? For me, Erik is still the new one 😅 With Kenny they had some great songs but Erik brought the energy and the charisma. He was pretty much my favourite AOR/melodic rock vocalist. That makes me really sad.

But one thing I noticed: on the last at least 2 albums Erik was always mentioned as a songwriter. On the last album he only co-wrote "one by one". As I preferred the vocal melodies on the previous albums I guess, I liked his influence to the songwriting. Maybe he already knew his decision in the songwriting process of the album... 

Hope he stays in rock music.

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