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One Hour Hell
Released: 2014, Vicisolum Productions
Reviewer: Helias Papadopoulos
Swedish One Hour Hell are about to release their sophomore assault, INTERFECTUS. The quintet, while impossible to define or describe in few words, culminates a wide range of eclectic influences into a bizarre, otherworldly soundtrack of unrestrained creativity with an edge of pure lunacy. The band undertakes a good combination of Swedish metal sound, black and death elements with modern west type metal.
This is a fresh, modern and good piece of extreme metal. INTERFECTUS probably would distinguish One Hour Hell from the rest bands of the genre and generation. One complaint of mine is that there aren’t any tracks that gonna be trademarks of the band or ‘hits’. This doesn’t mean that INTERFECTUS is a bad album. It lacks the ‘something’ that can make the band making its breakthrough.
In the album, tracks like ‘Endless Rape’, ‘Blunt Force Drama’ and ‘Nemesis’ (this song is my favorite of this album) can be a live stage orgasm. Black metal elements are obvious throughout the entire album without making the record a pure black one if you wonder.
One is tempted to wonder how much fresh music can be generated from the grinding riffs and musical arc-welding that is hardcore-laden death/black metal.. If the results sound as fresh as they do on this local act's full-length second album, the genre has some vitality left in it.
01. Endless Rape
02. Blunt Force Drama
03. Interfectus Est
04. Covered in Sin
05. Penetrate Obliterate
07. Crawl and Die
08. Swedish Church
Joakim Mikiver - Vocals.
Krister Andersen - Guitars
Johnny Nymark - Guitars
Jens C. Mortensen - Bass
Martin Ågren - Drums
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