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Stampede
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2010
Grab me a bottle of Whiskey and a cowboy hat and lets have some fun! This album just makes me feel like hanging out with some good friends and getting hammered. I just wish it had more than 11 songs, just seems to end too quickly. If you enjoyed their first album, this one is even better.

Tracks that stood out to me...

#2 The Debt That All Men Pay
#6 It's On!
#7 Pole Rider
#8 Cold As Stone
#9 Stand Or Walk Away
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2010
So, members of Mudvayne, Nothingface, Damageplan and Pantera walk into a bar. No, that's not the set-up to a cheap joke; rather it's the concept of good-times party-metal supergroup HELLYEAH.

That's right, they're back. Since the release of 2007's eponymous debut, the band likely suffered many hangovers but their knack for delivering groove-heavy and slightly formulaic metal has hardly faltered. One listen to "Stampede" indicates that all it took was some hair of the dog to get them back in line following frontman Chad Grey and guitarist Greg Tribett's short-lived reunion with their original band, Mudvayne. Together with drummer Vinnie Paul (ex-Pantera/Damageplan), co-guitarist Tom Maxwell (ex-Nothingface) and bassist Bobzilla (ex-Damageplan), the boozing boys are back to making music that perhaps no one enjoys listening to more than they enjoy making.

It may be their second album, but it may as well be an extension of their first. Grey still spits and screams songs about cowboys that actual cowboys probably wouldn't listen to while the band chugs along at a consistent pace. "Hell of a Time," the penultimate HELLYEAH tune, is a prime example of this. Not much has changed in three years and in that respect, this effort can't help but feel a bit sophomoric and immature. What made for a relatively fun and easy listen the first time around doesn't exactly translate here. Grey's lyrical content seems to be getting sillier and sillier, with the album's title track only serving to further alienate him from the crowd that followed him from his primary gig. Meanwhile, the band - while competent and consistent - do little to break from routine, making this set about as exciting as a marathon of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

If you really truly loved (and I mean LOVED) HELLYEAH's debut, there's no reason not to dig this as well. In a way, it's the same record, yet the youthful energy that fueled the band in its beginnings seems be drying up like a drunk waking up in the desert. For those of us who grew up on Pantera and maybe even Mudvayne, "Stampede" amounts to little more than a cheap buzz.
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on August 1, 2010
I was really looking forward to this album. WAS being the operative word here. 2007 was not a great year for music but one album that I thought stood out was Hellyeah. I went as far to say as it might be the best of that year. I have never been a Mudvayne fan but Chad on that album got me to take another look at them. I'm still not a Mudvayne fan. I definately became a Hellyeah fan though. I also didn't think that this band sounded like Pantera either even though Vinnie obviously has his influence on everything. Songs like Rotten To The Core, Goddamn and You Wouldn't Know were so imaginative and had their own style while being so different from one another.
I've seen the reviews for Stampede basically saying that this album is better!? Why ? Because it's good to drink to? Probably hard to listen to it sober that's for sure. I expected a more. But no one has said why this album is better and I can tell you that it isn't. There are maybe 2 tracks on this album, Debt That All Men Pay and Bring It that could have made it onto their first offering. The rest to me is generic, unimaginative and production driven. I thought Thank You and Alchohaulin Ass were the worst tracks on the first album. Cowboy Way and Pole Rider are among the cheesy tracks on Stampede. They are really bad. On the first album Hellyeah said "hey we are bad asses" without coming out and blatantly saying it. You felt it. They also touched on other subjects. On Stampede it's like o.k. we get it. You drink alot and you're a badass. Can you tell us anything else ?
My recommendation is MP3 a couple of the tunes if you think they are worth it and skip the rest.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2010
The first album was great, but I listened to this one more than a few times hoping that it would grow on me. It didn't. I wanted to chunk it out of the window. Sucks because I'm a big fan of Chad and Vinnie.
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I gave HY's first CD a 5 star review, I thought it delivered having 11 heavy, diverse songs. But I have to say their first CD is at best 3 stars compared to this new CD.

Stampede delivers in every way. The songs are harder, faster, and just as diverse. I dont know what the hell more people could want from a metal band, seriously. Theres one song thats slower throughout (better man) but its still a great song - especially compared to all the crap out there today. The rest of the songs will knock you on your ass like not much else can.
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on July 1, 2014
You just cant go wrong with Hellyeah, I particularly like the live show added too
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on June 26, 2014
If you like the band Pantara you will love HELLYEAH. This album is worth the purchase and is a definite must have for any heavy metal fan.
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on April 16, 2014
Pretty good album. Not the normal hard rock I expect to hear from Hellyeah but at the same time there are 3-4 good songs on the album, making it well worth the money.
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on March 19, 2014
awesome hard rock, I think it is better than their second album. although it isgood too. this will rock your ass off
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on November 8, 2013
This isn't an awful album, but more of a paint by numbers type of rock album. I can't stress how disjointed and inconsistent that the whole thing is. The album in general is just much slower than the other HellYeah albums and is just much more country feeling, which isn't a bad thing if you remember the Rebel Meets Rebel album that Pantera did with country singer David Allen Coe, but this is far from that. Debt That All Men Pay and Hell of a Time are both southern rockers that seem to be setting a sort of sitting around the camp fire rock album, but the rest of the album either tries to rock or is just not very good. Also, Pole Rider is pretty stand out, but as a radio friendly rock song dedicated to strippers. It is a fun song, but again, it works better as singles than it does as an album. Again I would suggest downloading these songs than getting the whole album.
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