Released: 2012, Hells Head Bangers
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
So having very little information given to the public domain there really isn’t much to go on in terms of informing readers about the band’s career. All that is known is these Black Metallers from Bolivia offer an 8 track hellish journey that comes fully loaded with what you may expect from their name.
Opener ‘Draining blood‘, opens with lightning fast drumming, entrenched in guitar drone and visceral Black Metal vocals that could shred paint from the walls. Chaotic and adrenaline inducer. Next up, ‘Satanic Skull fuck’ has a bass driven intro pounding drums and subtle riffs that propel the violence forward into a head on collision of noise focused energy and blistering shrieks. The mid vocal section Tetragrammation have a blistering range that shifts between high piercing shrieks and deep throated growling amidst its barbaric forceful drumming that push through in sheer brilliance. ‘March of The Dead’ comes with a strong metal stomp pace that is impossible not to nod along to in its opening guitar focused intro. A slightly slower progression but a powerful sense of unity between the drumming and bass guitar can be found here.
Perhaps most extreme offering ‘Wrath of Baal’ feels like the band have pushed everything into fifth gear and its tightly constructed riffs and relentless drumming should make this a song for any Black Metal newbie approach with caution. Definitely a stand out point for the album. Piano led intro of ‘The Day The earth Stood still’ is a short but much welcomed use of melody, but sooner energises into a metallic groove in which the vocals come through in a whole new clarity. Rounding off with ‘At The Mercy of Satan’ is a sonic driven beast that throws all the ecstatic drumming, vocal ranges and technical guitar work into a complex array of instrumentation. The outro disperses into darkness signifying the end to this whirlwind record.
In a nutshell, this is heavily raw sounding pieces of music that is as to-the-point as you can get. The fundamentals of Black Metal remain here but non-fans of the genre may find something worth excited about too in its unyielding sound. The record does fall short in terms of variety, a lot of tracks do seem to follow similar directions to each other. This being said, if your looking for that much needed fix of something fast, furious and down right demonic then look no further.
Review by Ben Spencer