HELLISH WAR - HEROES OF TOMORROW
PURE STEEL RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
these Brazilian guys the heroes of tomorrow? There is a chance after I’ve
heard both of their albums but in all honesty I think the path to eternity is
still way too long and dangerous. After all a place in the history book of Heavy
Metal is expensive and a product of sweat, blood and tears! My review about
their debut album was very positive, so I was thrilling to hear the second CD as
well. Even more; I’ve ordered the CD at CD-baby.com because I was sure to
receive some first class Metal anyway.
the song writing, the fast fingered guitars and the strong vocals pleased me on
that very first album. On this second album these ingredients still stand tall
and it makes Hellish War one hell of a band! This is some outstanding Heavy
Metal with an enormous wink to the traditional Heavy Metal scène of the mighty
eighties. Fans of Metal Church, Leatherwolf, Liege Lord but also Judas Priest,
Saxon or Iron Maiden can easily lay their hands on this one.
the band improve in comparison with the previous disc? Well, the song aren’t
always that fast anymore and Hellish War invested at some parts in stronger
musical arrangements. On some songs you can hear the band became more mature,
“Son of the king” is a perfect example! On the other hand I still have some
doubts about some refrains because of the backing vocals, once again I mention
“Son Of The King”. To be honest I am pretty difficult when I hear backing
vocals in cheesy refrains, mostly they don’t hit me right into my face. I’m
not such a big fan of the typical ‘Hammerfall refrains’ if you know what I
mean. Thankfully there’s no exaggeration…
me once more by the throat, some fantastic shredders are present here!
I’ve heard some superb solos, the riffs are great! Same counts for the amazing
vocal lines of Roger Hammer! I like his vocal sound and the way he screams!
my previous review I wrote that the lyrics of Hellish War are sometimes too
‘cliché’ to me. Same story here; these guys should leave the path of
popularity in this particular case. But okay, it’s the music that counts and
Hellish War delivered once more a great – yet not at all an original - album,
no doubts about that. Some arrangements are amazingly strong and seldom heard (''My
Freedom” and “Awaken” for example) but on other parts the band is
middle-of-the-road. It’s up to them to work hard to really take a big step
Hellish War improved, the surprising effect on me vanished. Hellish War is, by
this release, just a great Heavy Metal band that applies to be invited on one of
the editions of the Keep It True or Headbangers Open Air festivals. And hell
yeah, they deserve their place over there so I hope to see them in the future.
you’re into traditional Metal you can’t do anything wrong by purchasing this
CD. After a few spins of both albums my votes goes for sure to the debut!
My Points: 83 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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