H-BLOCKX

Rap Metal / Non-Metal / Nu Metal / Hard Rock • Germany
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H-Blockx are a German rap metal / nu metal band who had a major hit with their debut album "Time to Move".
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PowerPower
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Bmg/Gun Supersonic
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Take Me Home (French Import)Take Me Home (French Import)
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Sba
$10.40
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Fly EyesFly Eyes
Risk Records 1999
$1.94
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More Than A Decade-Best OMore Than A Decade-Best O
GUNS 2004
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Get In The RingGet In The Ring
Sony Music Canada Inc. 2002
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Time To MoveTime To Move
Music on Vinyl 2019
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Open Letter To A Friend by H-BlockxOpen Letter To A Friend by H-Blockx
X-Cell Germany
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H-BLOCKX Discography

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H-BLOCKX Time to Move album cover 3.44 | 4 ratings
Time to Move
Rap Metal 1994
H-BLOCKX Discover My Soul album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Discover My Soul
Non-Metal 1996
H-BLOCKX Fly Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fly Eyes
Hard Rock 1998
H-BLOCKX Get in the Ring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Get in the Ring
Nu Metal 2002
H-BLOCKX No Excuses album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Excuses
Nu Metal 2004
H-BLOCKX Open Letter to a Friend album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Open Letter to a Friend
Non-Metal 2007
H-BLOCKX HBLX album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
HBLX
Non-Metal 2012

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Live
Rap Metal 2002

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H-BLOCKX More Than a Decade: Best of H-Blockx album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Than a Decade: Best of H-Blockx
Rap Metal 2004

H-BLOCKX singles (11)

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Risin' High
Rap Metal 1993
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Move
Rap Metal 1994
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Go Freaky
Rap Metal 1995
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Little Girl
Rap Metal 1995
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Risin' High (New Version)
Rap Metal 1995
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Gimme More
Rap Metal 1996
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Time of My Life
Rap Metal 1999
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Ring of Fire (feat. Dr. Ring-Ding)
Rap Metal 2000
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The Power
Rap Metal 2002
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Leave Me Alone!
Rap Metal 2004
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Celebrate Youth
Rap Metal 2004

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H-BLOCKX Discover My Soul

Album · 1996 · Non-Metal
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Ah, the early 90’s. Shell suits, techno pop and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A bright, vibrant time, it was colourful, innocent and fun. Until around the mid-90’s, things changed. “Attitude” became cool. Bands were rebelling. TV was becoming bleaker. Everything suddenly became “darker” and more serious. And much like H-Blockx’s second album, while the music is still similar to their 1994 debut, there’re much more serious undertones to the album than before.

1994’s ‘Time to Move’ was a fun, quirky and very energetic album, with its daft, not-a-care-in-the-world lyrics and brightly coloured artwork, music videos and imagery, it was a sure reflection of the times. However, by 1996, the youthful enthusiasm was gone, and in its place was a more polished and mature band.

H-Blockx, Germany’s answer to the rap-rock movement that was being spearheaded by bands such as Rage Against the Machine, Body Count and Stuck Mojo, managed to incorporate more serious aspects to their music and lyrics, while still delivering an album full of vigour and exuberance. With their punchy guitar riffs, tongue-in-cheek rapping and anthemic choruses, they managed to adapt to the shifting social climate while producing an album that stays true to their own sound.

Underrated and always overlooked, guitarist Tim Tanambergen has some incredible chops in him, with some impressive guitar riffs that can be interesting without having to resort to mindless shredding, and they’re complimented well by two vocalists, Henning Wehland and Dave Gappa, who’s combination of melodic singing and aggressive rapping gives the music a great dynamic, years before Linkin Park were doing the same.

While this album does seem a little more disjointed than ‘Time to Move’, it’s still a worthy follow up and shows a band with so much potential, who just never really were in the right place at the right time. Songs like ‘Try Me One More Time’, ‘Gimme More’, ‘Discover My Soul’, ‘I Can’t Rely on You’, ‘I Heard Him Cry’, ‘Duality of Mind’ and one of my personal favourite rap-rock songs, ‘This is Not America’, show a band with a vast pallet of influences and styles. Ranging from soft and melodic, to energetic pop and downright fist-pumping rock, ‘Discover My Soul’, like its predecessor, serves as a great example of why rock and hip-hop fits together perfectly, and shouldn’t be as nonchalantly discarded as it is.

H-BLOCKX Time to Move

Album · 1994 · Rap Metal
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Remember the 90's? The fashion? The music? Everything seemed so bright and colourful and life was so fun and vibrant. There was none of this post-9/11 gloom and doom, and whilst most metal and rock bands had been driven underground by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, there were still a few young upstarts making their ways into the mainstream and finding their niches.

One of these bands was rap-rockers H-Blockx, who burst out of Germany with their 1994 debut 'Time To Move', an album that boosted three hit singles and five promo videos. Whilst bands like Stuck Mojo and Rage Against the Machine were carving out their legacy's with their more political-driven rap metal, H-Blockx fitted in perfectly with the 90's rock scene, their music and image oozing energy, enthusiasm and fun!

In other words, this album reeks of the 90's! And that, young grasshoppers, is not a bad thing.

Henning Wehland and Dave Gappa make a perfect duo, sharing both singing and rapping duties effectively, whilst guitarist Tim Tenambergen gets more out of a few simple riffs than what many modern shredders do with a million different notes. Above all else though, this band is just fun! There's a youthful innocence to their music that takes me right back to the first half of the 90's. 'Move', 'Little Girl', 'Risin' High', 'Go Freaky' and 'The Real Love' are all perfect reasons to give this record a chance.

Sadly however, this is an album that people generally tend to "remember", but not really care much about. Which is a shame, 'cause this is a very underrated album by a very underrated band.

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