HELLISH WAR - DEFENDER OF METAL
PURE STEEL RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
In the Metal scene
there are plenty of bands I know by name but to be honest I have never heard
their music. Hellish War belongs to that row and after the first notes I hear
from this release I pity the fact I have never bought a release from this band
before! These guys are from Brazil but their music is 100% in vein of the purest
their history it seems this is still a pretty young band. They release two
albums, this one officially in 2001 and the follow up in 2008. About this last
one you will find another review on our website.
delivers from the beginning up tempo Power Metal with awesome riffs and great
guitar sessions. The tempo is rather high and Hellish War brings on one after
another great Heavy Metal song, nothing original at all but oh so well
performed! You will find five true Metal heads in this band and they play
along with an amazing power! The arrangements are fantastic, the song writing is
for 100% pure Metal!
(is this guy really from Brazil?) seems to be a fantastic singer. He owns strong
lungs, an extraordinary vocal sound and his vocal lines, including his high
screams, are superb! Yes, this is how a good Heavy Metal singer should sound!
Without any doubt
his vocals are lifting Hellish War up to the highest level! And no, this
band will never receive stardom but fuck that; this is one hell of a good Heavy
Metal band with some outstanding vocals!
guitars are amazing, riffs often fast as lighting, the solos are ripping from
the beginning until the end! Both guitar players fit
perfectly with each other and along with the bass guitar sessions they
will easily blow you away! Also the calmer guitar pieces are amazing and the
band uses often subtle keyboards to create a perfect atmosphere! This band is in
for high quality Heavy Metal and worked hard to make all these ingredients
recognizable. If you’re into frequent tempo changes, Metal with an aggressive
approach and first class vocals Hellish War will easily steal your soul!
The only thing
I pity is the fact the band wrote too much ‘traditional’ lyrics, too much
clichés are present. The fact this band contains such good song writers and
performers is making it indeed a pity to hear choruses I’ve heard so many
before! By adding extra samples and an irresistible dark atmosphere this
band could become one of my favorite bands! Musical wise they have everything I
want from a good Metal band and if you know I’m totally fond of bands like
Vicious Rumors, Helstar etc. you will understand my words!
release I’ve missed so many years ago. Thanks to Pure Steel Records I had the
change “ re-discover” it and hell yeah, I’m crazy about this release!
My Points: 90/100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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