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M. Hanson | Omaha | 02/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another fantastic band that was snuffed out in the 80's by hair and power ballads. Any fan of rock-n-roll should own this CD. It's like an old Bad Company album without the cheese."
You made it this far, now grab this excellent album!
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 05/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Finnish rockers Havana Black were really one of the more tragically overlooked bands from the 80' hard rock era. The band had a powerful Bad Company meets the Cult sound that didn't really fit in with the hair metal scene, but was probably too rocking for the top-40 rock scene.
1989's Indian Warrior was the band's second album, and it's a classic 80's rock record. It's melodic, soulful and has a great energy. The album, in case you couldn't guess from the title, is also full of Native American influences. I'm not sure why so many European bands (White Lion, Europe, The Cult, Nightwish, et al) tend to write songs about American Indians, but Havana Black seems to have a particular affinity for the culture, which adds passion to their material.
Havana Black really had more to offer than most of the hair metal genre that they were too often lumped together with. Indian Warrior is the kind of album that should appeal to a wide variety of rock fans, yet will only be discovered by a lucky few. Their follow-up albums Exiles in Mainstream and Growing Wings are also good, but they're not quite at this level.