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Sweden Rock Magazine (7 out of 10)
Close-Up Magazine (9 out of 10)
Dangerdog, USA (4 out of 5)
Rockblaskan, Sweden (excellent)
Red Hot Rock Magazine (excellent)
Smålandsposten, Sweden (4 out of 5), Sweden (4 out of 5)
CrankItUp, Sweden (8 out of 10)
Metal Temple, USA (8 out of 10)
Sea Of Tranquility, USA (4 out of 5)
Hard Rock Info, int’l
Crows n Bones, int’l
Zware Metallen, The Netherlands (80 out of 100)
MetalKaoz, int’l (7 out of 10)
Global Domination, Sweden (6,5 out of 10)
ProgressiveWaves, France (7 out of 10)


P3 Rock, Sweden (with Rob & Nick)
CrankItUp, Sweden (video interview from SRF 2011 with Nick)


Kerrang! (UK)
“Swedish five-piece with a geography problem!”

Alex Henderson, (US)
”The long-haired headbangers who comprise Backdraft look like a southern rock outfit of the ‘70s… Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, The Outlaws or Molly Hatchet. But Backdraft’s members aren’t from Georgia, Alabama, Texas or Mississippi – they’re from Sweden, and the band wasn’t formed until the late ‘90s. And even though ‘70s southern rock has been a strong influence on Backdraft, they’re far from an exact replica of that era’s Dixie rockers.” (US)
“The best southern rock album in years, and this from a Swedish band!” (US)
“The finest southern rock album since the passing of Van Zant and the pressing of the first Molly Hatchet album! I really can’t recommend this album enough. This is rock’n’roll with some incredible sweat, guts and talent behind it.”

Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
“Stockholm band with the whole vocabulary right there from the start, from the raspy vocals to the rhythmic riffing, one that’s not being apologetic or held back in any way.”

Fuzz (Sweden)
“Without a doubt Sweden’s best southern band and a real strong contender for the international championship title.”

Slitz (Sweden)
“Led infested southern rock with a hint of metal; bands like Raging Slab and Little Ceasar come to mind. Lynyrd Skynyrd is of course where it all originates, but Backdraft has skipped the psyched-out jamming that can be tiresome. A record to kickstart your party with!”

Roadburn (The Netherlands)
“These cats deliver the goods! Backdraft are blending the best of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers and ZZ Top with a fresh, powerful perspective on country rock and soul; blues-based dual lead guitars, raspy, earthy vocals and foot-stompin’ rhythms. With their ‘live-your-life-to-the-fullest’, and ‘have-a-beer-or-twelve’ approach, the band is keeping the spirit of southern rock alive.”

Walls Of Fire (Germany)
“An absolute must-have for any southern rock fan, and for the rest of us it’s not exactly the worst thing to buy either. How Backdraft managed to conjure up this amazing spirit in Sweden is and will probably always be a mystery to man.”


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