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Artist: Letter X

Title: Born Into Darkness

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Category: Hard Rock/Melodic Metal

Year: 1992

Label: Steamhammer/SPV (Germany)

Catalog Number: 084-76502


Michael Bormann Vocals
Rudiger Fleck Guitar
Michael Faisst Guitar
Frank Hildenbrandt Bass
Jurgen Stahl Keyboards
Marco Ieva Drums
Jorin Jordan Cello
Steve Mann Guitar
Tommy Heart Backing Vocals
Helge Engelke Backing Vocals
Steve Mann Backing Vocals
Andrew McDermott Backing Vocals


1.  Train Of Fools  5:02
2.  Walls Of Confusion  3:51
3.  Visions  5:05
4.  Born Into Darkness  4:21
5.  Illusions  3:54
6.  We Live In Fear  4:43
7.  Nowhere  4:10
8.  Neverending Love  3:46
9.  The Sign  3:28
10.  We're Alive  4:42
Total Running Time:  43:02

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Danny SK Date: October 29, 2004 at 5:17
Years ago I have an audio tape with Born In to Darkness and Fair Warning - The first album. They were put together by chance. Now I've found Tommy Heart and Helge Engelke sung bacvox on both of the Hard Rock Jewels...Waw...

From: Geoff Date: January 13, 2005 at 4:23
Surprised to see so few comments here, especially with the mighty Michael Bormann at the vocal helm of this disc. Basically, if you love the debut you'll love this. I'm a big fan of both CDs - very good, excellently and tightly played melodic metal with a bundle of high quality songs. Check them out. Think of Bormann in the Sygnet and imagine a slighlty better and earlier version of that band as they're very similar style.

From: beto Date: January 13, 2005 at 17:55
buen disco, aqui Bormann demuestra lo versatil y buen cantante que es. Es más melódico que Signet pero tiene fuerza, lo extraño es que el dijo que no le gusta cantar heavy y sin embargo lo canta muy bien.

From: z4roxx Date: January 13, 2005 at 20:01
Geoff,I had mine!!ahaha!!Superb release but it's different in my opinion from debut(that is my favourite).debut much more powerful,almost heavy meatl in some tracks or riffs,this one is very close to Jaded heart style but expecially to The Sygnet release,great pomp class metal,and M.bormann needs no comment for his awesome voice!!Maybe"reflections"is not very good but there was completely another line up

From: stryper Date: August 31, 2005 at 14:18
great album.very much like jaded heart.although a bit heavier.but if you like mister bormanns voice.then this is a must have.

From: AOR_Crazy Date: December 18, 2005 at 16:39
Great album in my oppinion, melodic metal with little AOR flavour!

From: juan carlos Date: February 6, 2007 at 16:58
Como olvidarse de este discazo! Si eres fan de Bormann y de los temas cañeros entonces esto lo debes tener si o si. Esto le deja chico a The Sygnet. "Train of Fools" "Walls of Confusion" "Illusions" "We Live in Fear" "Nowhere" "The Sign" Trallazos de temas que pedirás mas. La lenta "Neverending Love" con el sello Bormann. Riffs matadores y los solos la mayoría alucinante. Clásico. 9/10

From: KurtmanJP Date: September 21, 2008 at 22:59
Cool album. Sounds like Jeff Paris gone heavy metal with touches of Styx here and there. "We Live In Fear" is totally awesome yet always gives me the creeps. "The Sign" is also a fave of mine.

From: BDrums1971 Date: January 1, 2010 at 17:32
This is really classy hard rock/heavy metal. As stated above, has touches of melodic rock, metal, and aor. Very well written and played. Kind of has a Dream Theater feel to it, but not quite as prog as DT. I really dig this kind of quality music!

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