Out of all the hard rock bands I listen to, there's something about Fuel that makes me like them so much. Even though other HR bands that I know, such as Theory of a Deadman and Nickelback, Fuel takes the top spot as my favorite of them all. Which is saying alot, seeing as Theory was a band that I have known all my life.
I think a great example of Fuel's expertise is in their 2003 album, "Natural Selection".
As apposed to other Fuel albums, "Natural Selection" has a distinct metal tinge to it. A good example is my favorite song, 'Won't Back Down'.
'Won't Back Down' actually originated from the Daredevil film-score from 2003, however it was remixed and added to their album released in the same year. It was already a single from the motion picture, however got higher success upon the release of "Natural Selection". This song sort of brings out the difference of Fuel that I mentioned before. Unlike the other, slightly weaker song, 'WBD' has dark tones, great vocals, and awesome composition. Great recommendation for anyone wanting to listen to the album.
Other tracks, as stated before, are a little weaker, but honestly not by much. As apposed to the modern style of rock that alot of bands had and still possess today, this has a much darker feel to it than say Theory of a Deadman's "The Truth Is...".
The album is able to retain a symphonic yet overall crashing hard feel to it, and it really shows.
Overall, this album is a no brainer for any Fuel fan, and a definite purchase for anyone wishing to get into the band.
Go give it a listen.