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Tangled in Reins
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||Date: August 15, 2001 at 8:44|
|This album is not half as good as their classic first one. The songs are duller and they miss the heavy sound like they had on the first album. I blame this poor album on producer Tom Werman who made them sound like a boring glam band, rather than the classic hard rock band they almost became after their first release. If they only could have stuck to the winning formula that album had..
||Date: October 10, 2001 at 11:21|
|This album was very under rated! I loved the songs on this one.
||Date: November 27, 2001 at 18:35|
| I saw them at a club and they had a killer show. They where awesome. I wish they where still where togther i would go and see them.
||Date: December 24, 2001 at 11:30|
||Date: February 2, 2002 at 16:34|
|Another case of a band having a good thing and doing a 180...What the hell is this crap from SteelHeart??!?!?!...another band to put in the category of asswipes...dudes...listen back to the first album...listen to the next 2 pieces of crap and tell me Im wrong...Im listening to one of the songs from the 2nd album and ready to puke! wish I could give a negative rating....Quote the WidoMakr....never more
||Date: March 23, 2002 at 9:10|
|Haven't heard this one yet but let me say DIRECTLY to LSN that whatever your viewpoint may be on Steelheart's second or third album or whatever----there is NOTHING classic or earth-shattering about Steelheart's first record. I love that album just as much as every other true AOR fan in this world does, but to call it a classic is degrading the word. Def Leppard's 'Hysteria' was "classic" and so was AC/DC's 'Back In Black' & the Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour'. But as good as 'Steelheart' was..
||Date: March 26, 2002 at 0:53|
|Maybe I am the only hard rock fan who prefer Tangled in rains to their first self titled. Sure this sound different,It's more party oriented, but this is good for me. If you don't feel the shake when you here Late for the party It means that you are not alive.
||Date: March 26, 2002 at 6:03|
|federico...the only shake I feel from this album is when I was getting the last bit of urine out of me onto this CD when I heard it...and regarding not alive? I suggest u check your own pulse dude if u think this is good music...Quote the widoMakr....never more
|From: Mats Stronberg
||Date: April 1, 2002 at 15:15|
|I totally agree with Federico, this is a party glam metal master piece. Widomakr listen more carefully(I saw you like Britny fox and Cinderella). Maybe you prefere funeral to party (eheheheh), but I don't, so don't call me Late for the party.
||Date: April 1, 2002 at 15:54|
|Mats...Im going to try and be nice..I realize to each his own when it comes to music taste BUT your response lends me to think u are ready for a funeral..your OWN!!...saying that about Cinderella and BF is simply a F'n SIN!!! worthy of death!..call u late for the party? with your musical tastes dude...dont worry the call will never go out...Quote the WidoMakr....never more
|From: Mats Stronberg
||Date: April 3, 2002 at 21:54|
|Widomakr riconsider your foolish statement. Tangled in reins is a masterpiece. Loaded Mutah is party metal, Electric love child is a wonderful power ballad. Ok they moved from the class aor of their first to the party glam of this one, But where is the problem? Widomakr you are more integralist than a muslim, you can't accept a little change. I agree with you when some bands pass from hard rock to alternative rock(too many) but not in this case.
||Date: April 4, 2002 at 5:36|
|I don't want to but in on all you guys fighting but I'm happy to say Steelheart are bringing out a brand new album, you can check it out on there website. WOW!
||Date: April 4, 2002 at 15:06|
|I don't mean to antogonise the WidoMakr (like the rest of you obviously are), but I was finally able to obtain a copy of 'Tangled In Reins' and I have to say that I enjoy listening to most of the songs quite a bit more than Steelheart's first album. While the ballads on SHeart's first may have been done more masterfully on their self-titled debut, I like the rockers on 'Tangled..' quite a bit more. Having said all that, "Mama Don't You Cry" is one of the most emotional ballads I have ever heard.
||Date: April 5, 2002 at 5:57|
|dokken6008...I love reading your posts...classic stuff...Mats...YES I HATE CHANGE..if it was up to me I would live in the 80's FOREVER....and in regards to Muslims and the like...F U u dickwad!...I live in NYC.I have seen first hand what them and all other towelheads have done (they are all the same)...DONT u ever compare me in the same breath to them.I will hunt u down and cut your balls off....Quote the WidoMakr...never more
||Date: April 5, 2002 at 15:54|
|Thanks for the sentiment, WidoMakr--I definitely appreciate it. As for the cutting-off-your-balls-off threat to Mats.....fucking hilarious! I'm sorry for laughing, but that's too funny. As for what happened in New York, there is nothing funny about what happened over there on 9/11 & I won't even begin to pretend that I feel the pain that New Englanders felt at home. I live in CA with no living relatives on the east coast & I couldn't possibly feel anywhere near as much pain as NY residents have.
|From: Mats Stronberg
||Date: April 6, 2002 at 0:15|
|I live in Europe( I don't write the nation 'cause I'm afraid that widomakr can find me, eheheheh) my wife now is really afraid. I am totally with america about the fact of 9/11. Your web menaces widomakr are stupids and childish, so f..k u too.
||Date: April 6, 2002 at 4:08|
|Hey mats u douchbag.first first off.learn the ENGLISH language u dickwad.someone stupid enough/desperate enough married u huh? bet she must be a real looker.can u say COW???.tell me where u live Mats.I'll make sure Pres. Bush sends a Scud Missle right for your ass.I'll have him program one to search out butt munching faggits.Europe please another damn country that does nothing except mooch off of USA.u lazy cowards.only thing worse would be u telling me u r French.Quote the WidoMakr...never more
||Date: April 6, 2002 at 4:58|
|Out of respect for Dan I apologize to you Dan for my remarks on your web site to Mats....this forum shouldnt be turned into a pissing match...its all about the music anyway....Quote the WidoMakr....never more
||Date: April 19, 2002 at 10:18|
|No offense man but why the hell would I care what the musical tastes of a guy who calls people "butt munching faggots" is?? I'm sure you mean well but damn. As for the MUSIC... Like a TON of cd's in this time period this came out wiht just zero fanfare and promotion and never stood a chance. I love this album and sometimes I think people who dug this genre of music mistakenly make the comparison "well it sold shit it must be shit". If you can get a copy you won't be dissapointed.
||Date: July 9, 2002 at 21:22|
|Is this one out of print??
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: July 9, 2002 at 22:10|
|I don't know if it is out of print, but I am glade I have the CD in my collection. This is a good time rock and roll album. Get your hands on a copy!
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: July 19, 2002 at 21:06|
|If you have never been exposed to the SONG "Steelheart" than you are missing out! Trust Me! That song will put you though a wall. Check it out!!
||Date: August 12, 2002 at 7:03|
|R.R.-- It is indeed out of print. I find that ironic, as 'Tangled In Reins' far surpasses the band's self-titled cd, both musically AND vocally. As for what j. said: "This is a good time rock and roll ablum." j., that is quite an understatement! Out of all the great rock releases that hit shelves '92, 'Tangled In Reins' may perhaps be THE best. Buy this album if not only for tracks one through three. Mikey-boy proves himself as one of rock's best singers of all-time, if not THE best. 10++
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: August 12, 2002 at 17:02|
|D-6008, It's a "understatement" depending on my mood. Some friends of mine will say that a song like "Late For The Party" is a silly tune but, it's not suppose to be anything but a up beat, good time tune. That's all and nothin' more. At any rate, we're eye to eye on this one!
||Date: August 17, 2002 at 4:34|
|j., still to this day I don't get all the rave about the simple party-song "Late For The Party". I mean the chorus is catchy and probably the only one most of can sing along with without seriously damaging our vocal chords: "Call me black, call me white, call me anything you like, just don't call me late for the party." "Loaded Mutha", on the other hand, is so fucking bitchin', I don't know what to say. Mike and his band at their best.
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: August 17, 2002 at 10:44|
|What I like most about the song "Late For The Party" is, when he is singing the verses in the song it almost sounds like he wants to start laughing. It sounds really ruff cut and a little sloppy. I love that!
||Date: August 30, 2002 at 6:55|
|Aw, don't worry about it, man. Now that you've mentioned it, I'll check it out, bro. You know how overly-opinionated I be sometime, dog. Later, man. Take a break for a while, too, j. Don't you ever get spent after checking back on Heavy Harmonies so much? Damn, your response time is QUICK. I'm as slow as a goddamn snail, but hey that's d6008. Besides, I've posted on over ONE HUNDRED of these pages here and it is a pain in the ass checking back to all of them on a frequent basis. PEACE!
||Date: September 19, 2002 at 18:46|
|I can't find Tangled in Reins. Anyone know where I can find it? Thanks!
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
|From: Blue Charvel
||Date: September 19, 2002 at 18:59|
|It's here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=906550982
||Date: October 2, 2002 at 11:40|
|Found it, thanks!
||Date: October 9, 2002 at 1:26|
|Wow, this is sure a testy board! Let me just put it all to rest now: Steelheart S/T is a fucking masterpeice. I don't even want to get into the vocal discussion because Matijevic holds the honor as the most talented male vocalist of all time. As for the comparison of the two albums; yes, they are much different, yet both rip. S/T has a much more slick feel with more sharpness and late 80's edge. Tangled is thicker, rougher, and has more "balls" if you will. Take it form #1 Steelheart MAN!
||Date: October 23, 2002 at 19:58|
|igual de bueno q el 1º, y plagado de buenos temas
||Date: October 26, 2002 at 9:51|
|This is a monster. "Steelheart" the song is Mike Matijevik's answer to Judas Priest's "Painkiller". "Late For the Party" is a great time, with talkbox guitar, a killer chorus... a party alright!! "Mama Don't You Cry" is the mandatory ballad that almost equals "Angel Eyes" from the debut. Overall, I'd have to say this is a more consistent effort than the debut. If you don't have this one, you're missing out!!
||Date: November 4, 2002 at 18:30|
|i thought he sang in this album more emotionally.
||Date: November 14, 2002 at 1:30|
|This was a good followup to the first. They went in a slightly heavier direction, which was probably in their best interest at the time(this was 1992, remember. Grunge was becoming huge). Its nice that they did throw a couple of ballads in. "All Your Love" would have been a hit if it was on their first one. This album got virtually no promotion. Too bad. It deserved better.
||Date: November 18, 2002 at 16:13|
|i think steelheart is very underrated and they deserve much respect than they had.we're discussing them here..what a shame,hey dudes!!!mike is singin' on this record,nobody else.cut the bullshit and enjoy him. the way he sings "electric love child"...oh my god.what a unique voice.i love 'em.
|From: MUTHA TRUCKA
||Date: January 19, 2003 at 2:29|
|NOW NOW. WHY ALL THE FIGHTING? EVERYONE SHUSH AND LISTEN TO THE TUNES BEFORE I SEND MANOWAR TO SLASH YOU ALL APART. FIRST STEELHEAT ALBUM GREAT. SECOND ONE DIFFERENT BUT STILL REALLY GOOD. NO COMPLAINTS ON A BAND EVOLVING FROM ALBUM TO ALBUM. WHY YOU GUYS RIPPIN ON THE SONGS? WHAT KIND OF SONGS WOULD YOU WRITE IF YOUR MOMMY DIED OF CANCER? I BELIVE MIKE'S VOICE SPANS 56 OCTIVES. ALL THE ABOVE IS FACTUAL AND TRUE CAUSE I SAID IT. HAVENT HEARD MANY SONGS FROM WAIT, BUT IM SURE ITS GOOD.
||Date: May 24, 2003 at 17:20|
|Ya i miss the hard hitting intensity of the 1st album. They have a more softer sound , but it does have there rockin moments, Widowmaker was right a complete 180 on this one. The 1st one was a lot better, this one has its moments also.
||Date: August 22, 2003 at 14:27|
|This may not be as great as their debut, but come on - "Steelheart" is one of the best heavy metal tracks ever written!!! What a strength and energy!!! Awesome!
||Date: November 27, 2003 at 17:48|
|Any album which starts with the lines " I ain't got time to listen, you found me a little too late" has got my vote. Striking stuuf and much harder than the debut album.The track "Steelheart" fucking shreds!!
||Date: December 14, 2003 at 1:15|
|awesome cd and great group.mama dont you cry and loaded mutha are great songs.this is the guy singing on some of the vocals on the movie-rockstar.hard to find cd.the guitar player gets nuts on this disc.heavy double bass drums are kickin throughout the album.they should have been alot bigger than some of the groups out at that time(nirvana).
||Date: December 28, 2003 at 22:29|
|like mike said in 1992 "this album eat the first album from head to toe" a really terrific-tunes!!!!
||Date: January 3, 2004 at 16:01|
|What can I say apart from this album is excellent. I recently managed to get a copy of this again as I lost the one I had when I was a kid. Mike Matijevic has definetly got the most powerful voice in rock. He could probably smash windows with it.
|From: Blue Tequila
||Date: January 3, 2004 at 16:04|
|Oh yeah this is what I'm talkin' about! Totally love this album. I have avoided getting their debut because this dude in h.s. ALWAYS had "Angel Eyes" playing and pissed everyone off but I might have to look for it if its anything even close to this. Party rock like this is what helps make the good time better. "Loaded Mutha" really sets the pace for the rest of the album. That and "Electric Love Child" are my favs but the whole damn thing is awesome!
||Date: January 4, 2004 at 20:29|
|Hey Blue Tequila...check their 1st one out too! "Tangled" is very good, and just because one song from the debut went to the BB Top 40, doesn't mean the rest isn't good. Steelheart had a unique way of mixing simple groove-layden hard rock with scorching vocals and great guitar, but their compilations were always twice as long as many other bands. Many in the HR/AOR field don't apreciate this. I do! "Tangled" and the debut are both easily 8+ ratings in my book!
|From: Pat Lee(Bootle)
||Date: February 2, 2004 at 18:33|
|I think this is a great cd.such tracks as,"Dancin' in the fire", "love 'em and i'm gone" and "late for the party"..great stuff..."all your love",is in my book, one of the best rock ballads ever.............
||Date: February 3, 2004 at 17:23|
|This CD reminds me of the crop of Zeppelin-clone bands like Kingdom Come and even Great White to a slightly lesser degree. Party-pop metal with decent vocals, catchy songs, and a WAY to clean production. I think this CD would have benefitted from a dirtier, heavier production. Vocals have that Page-like howl that works so well with this style. So, while I don't think this CD is as bad as some people on this page made it sound, it's not "Great" and "classic" either.
||Date: February 3, 2004 at 17:25|
|LOL! I meant PLANT-like howl, not PAGE.
||Date: February 8, 2004 at 10:38|
|by the way DAN(owner),what a shame that you allow people to bitching about muslims.i blame you.
|From: MJ (Marla)
||Date: February 8, 2004 at 14:50|
|I love this one ALMOST as much as I love the debut. "Electric Love Child" and "Steeeeeeeeeeelheart" are the big favorites here....but this is another album I love from start to finish......an exhausted finish at that..lol!!!! 9.5/10
||Date: March 3, 2004 at 0:46|
|Well this is one of my Fav Groups i love Late For The Party All Your Love and Mama Dont You Cry thay sound like in between Skid Row Bon Jovi and The Darkness Mama Dont You Cry is one of the best Power Ballard
|From: Big Papa K
||Date: June 15, 2004 at 3:57|
|I like this one better than the debut, but this one is not without it's faults. The lyrics are just terrible, especially "Smooth Side Up" and "Loaded Mutha". But they once again deliver a strong ballad in "All Your Love" and "Steelheart" is a funny attempt at a speed metal song. 5/10
||Date: July 24, 2004 at 19:29|
|This has more chunk than the debut. "Loaded Mutha" and "Sticky Side Up" are good rocking numbers and get the CD off to the races. "Late For The Party" is feel good rock n roll at the least. The ballads "All Your Love" and "Mama Don't Your Cry" are touching and done with class. This is better than the debut IMO, but like Big Papa K said, it does have faults. The writing at times is terrible and it does have some filler. All in all, it's a good CD worthy of getting.
||Date: September 10, 2004 at 5:58|
|This CD is a very hit or miss affair. In my opinion, the songs are either very good to great or just plain bad. The great songs are Electric Love Child and All Your Love. The very good are Loaded Mutha, Stick Side Up and Mama Don't You Cry. The rest are throw aways, especially the incoherent and noisy 'Steelheart' song. Overall anything done with Mike Matijevic should be above average, as he is one of my personal favorite singers. Overall, this is a slightly better than average release. 6/10
||Date: September 10, 2004 at 13:45|
|Kip...dude...this CD is so good from start to finish. I don't dig ballads, so I don't count them. The C-# tuned down bass on 'Love 'Em And I'm Gone' is sonic perfection. I think this is miles above the debut. Whoever produced this record should be livid that it got no promotion, because he worked his @ss off making it sound awesome.
||Date: September 13, 2004 at 0:15|
|I probably prefer the debut, but this is still a great peice of commercial hard rock. 'Late for the party' and the killer (and my fave) 'Dancin' in the fire' are awesome melodic rockers, 'Mama don't you cry' is a very sad, but beautiful ballad. 'Sticky side up' is awesome commercial hard rock, 'Loaded mutha' is a monster track, 'All your love' and 'Love em and I'm gone' have grown of me too, as anthem-type gems. Overall, a great CD!
|From: Border Rat
||Date: October 22, 2004 at 15:09|
|This is one big loud hard rocking cd.Steelheart is a fantastic song with all the key changes in it plus the GUITAR solos.Late for the party is another gem.Dancing in the fire.all your love & leave 'em.. are great songs.This is an under rated cd.Great hard rock music!
||Date: November 19, 2004 at 19:05|
|One of the best albums I've ever bought. Steelheart grows from album to album, and for me that also applies to the great "Wait". I'll listen to this band for the rest of my life. Thank you guys!
|From: Andii Vamp
||Date: December 21, 2004 at 3:33|
|Wow some negative comments being made on this album, but each to their own eh? I loved this album as much as i loved the first Steelheart album. Both in my opinion were amazing albums. Cranking this up again tonight and i've had it since release and can honestly say it does it for now as when it was first released.
||Date: December 28, 2004 at 20:18|
|Better be patient if you are going to try to make it thru this overblown disc. Several songs clock in at over 6 minutes. While the quality of the material is not in doubt, there is simply too much of it. Besides prog bands and "Stairway To Heaven", hard rock and AOR bands have precious little reason to be venturing into 7 minute territory. Wake me when its over.
||Date: September 12, 2005 at 8:25|
|Outstanding!!!!!!!!!! When I first listened to it I felt somehow disapointed...But as the dayz went by, this became to be one of my favourite CDs of all times. A definite 100 out of 10! Yeahhhhhhhhhhh I'm a loaded Mutha.........Let's get the party started!
|From: 80's Hard Rock
||Date: December 18, 2006 at 13:46|
|Whatever anyone of you says this is a hard rock masterpiece, in my oppinion even better then the first release. More consistent than the first one and more feeling in the songs. 10/10 (as I would give any album that's this good and from the 80's or early 90's) Steelheart rules!
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: July 8, 2007 at 11:25|
|Excellent album,i do mean excellent album!!!,all the songs are wicked!!!.Special mention to the party animal song "Late for the party" and the precious "Mama don't you cry" with a children chorus included.The rest of the songs are about to break any hard rock/glam rule.Definetely one of the best albums ever done by a Hard Rock band!!!.10/10
||Date: July 11, 2007 at 8:37|
|80'hard rock is spot on. I loved the debut but this is even a step up. Rock hard music at its very very best. Unbeleivable tragedy that happened to the singer while they were on their peak. Would have been a HUGE band..The 2006 mini cd is modern crap imo. They should go back to their roots. This music/album can easily be played again today. Great album, great singer, awesome rock tunes. My faves are Loadad Mutha.. well actually i love em all apart from the Steelheart song. 9/10
|From: shotgun messiah
||Date: July 21, 2007 at 12:16|
|Sticky side up guys!10/10.What else...
||Date: February 13, 2008 at 20:12|
|i'm listening to this right now just got it yesterday and it kicks some serious ass lol the music is heavier than their debut don't get me wrong i love their 1st cd too the first two cds are the best a lot better than wait i never heard wait yet but by reading other people's comments on it sounds like it might be more grunge alternative but i guess i need to listen to it sometime just to see what it sounds like mike matijevic can sure sing and hit the notes i hate it when you turn it on vh1 and
||Date: February 13, 2008 at 20:17|
|stuff that comes on like the 40 least metal moments and songs and bands that were thrash metal i mean i love 80's early 90's thrash metal too but when that start bad mouthing glam hair metal bands saying that they weren't metal they're just as metal as the next guy they're alo 100% better than the crap that's around now they try to say that people just like their image look the long hair than the music the way i look at it i think the long hair went with the music.
||Date: April 14, 2008 at 0:28|
|Awesome disc from these guys. I prfer this album over the first one as well although the first album did have a couple of killer singles. This one just didn't get promoted well. This is still one of my favorite discs today. If you don't have this oen it is a must have for your collection.
||Date: September 27, 2008 at 4:48|
|Once again, there are two great songs and the rest are just bad fillers. Sticky side up and Late for the party are the only memorable songs on this disc. Very, very overrated band.
||Date: January 19, 2009 at 12:59|
|i must agree with Zoner on the best songs opinion...overall a good album though. Certainly worth having, and it rocks hard - I like it better than the debut.
|From: hair metal again
||Date: March 14, 2010 at 8:41|
|simply the best release of STEELHEART,a hair metal masterpiece with screaming guitars,powerful choruses and a strong groovy feeling.there isnt much to say about it.this is perfect in every aspect and one of my favourites back then.a total must have for a hard rockin man i guess and don t forget:never late for the party
|From: Swedish Rocker
||Date: March 14, 2010 at 13:58|
|Definitely one of the best albums from the early 90's. But with the changes in the hard rock scene that occured around that time this album was, sadly, a few years "late for the party"
||Date: June 27, 2010 at 17:03|
|A great follow up to the first. just found it the other day for $3!!! Used, but in good shape. Another classic gem back from the days i was in high school. The good old days!!!
||Date: September 26, 2010 at 0:19|
|Found this one 17 years ago for a song.($5.99?) Great follow-up. Love the vocals as always.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: March 24, 2011 at 21:08|
|A** kicking release that followed their debut album...Mike Matijevic showed his vocal skills once again ...my personal favourites are "Sticky Side Up","Late For The Party"( )& "Love'Em And I'm Gone"...if you are looking for more then "Loaded Mutha","All Your Love"(solid ballad),"Steelheart"(whatta song!!!,it kicks serious a**!!!)& "Dancin' In The FIre" are second options surely...if you like to party,get this effort by Steelheart!!!.94/100
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: October 3, 2012 at 15:13|
|Steelheart tries to harden up on their second release, after a debut that was largely interchangeable with releases from Firehouse and XYZ from the same time period. They get their Spread Eagleon with songs like "Loaded Mutha" and "Steelheart," maybe even going for a little Slave To The Grind feel. Matijevic has toned down the dog-whistle shrieks (somewhat), and the productuion ismuch less glossy, with downtuned guitars in places. But it's still Steelheart, , so there are more '80's style anthems like "Sticky Side Up," "Late For The Party" and "Dancin' In The Fire," and of course a couple melodramatic ballads. Even the order of the songs seems to mirror the debut in a way, which I find funny, even as the band seems to be trying to branch out a little. Overall, though, the song title "Late To The Party" just about sums this band up.
||Date: October 5, 2013 at 10:18|
|Really love this CD. For me this one is their best. Mike is in top shape here with great songs. The ballads are fantastic, All Your Love, what a song!
||Date: October 24, 2013 at 2:49|
|Honestly the ONLY thing that let these guys down any were their partytime lyrics (easily forgiven considering the era). Otherwise Steelheart were well ahead most their contemporaries, heavier and plenty talent, an acquired taste perhaps but no disputing the capable tonsils of Matijivic. Cause when these guys stepped away from the party the quality really shone through! All Your Love quite rightly fan fave but surprised little has been said for Mama Don't You Cry. Keeping this in perspective considering the era from which it comes (fresh ears may need forgive if not aged so well), Mama's lyrics are just heart wrenching & the vocal delivery emotional, connecting with the loss of a loved one certainly qualified the tune too & if looking for near ballad perfection, look no further than MamaDYC! & elsewhere it's not all pop&roll, Electric Love Child rolls out a bass groove like no other & Take Me Back Home improves the standard they set with the debut. Still rate this over the debut, 8/10
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