Hellfire - Bleed For The Cause.
Four track sampler EP of the soon to be released album - thanks Jay!
- Bleed For The Cause. Lengthy intro film/ TV soundtrack
of serial killer/ arsonist being interviewed (guys what's this from?
Recognise it but can't quite place it!). Atmospheric opening and definitely
the quiet before the storm; all hell breaks loose as the band launch
into a furious hardcore opening salvo. A slower bridge section leads
into a truly vicious chorus and brutal closing riff.
- Deceiver Of The Damned. Opens in a restrained
death metal fashion for first couple of minutes before an absolute
killer riff kicks in which drives the song along to the finish
with subtle changes of drum patterns and basslines. Great track.
- Insanity. Quality opening riff and spine-chilling
opening scream. The chord sequence approximately 1m 20s in is stunning;
this leads into a short slower bridge section before the hostility
returns. After a couple of deftly handled tempo changes the track
slows down almost to doom metal speed with Jay's vicious barked vocals
over the top of it all. Faster section closes out a complex and brutal
- Suffer In Silence. Another great opening riff and
surefire pit-starter. Lots of tempo changes and styles, alternating
between death metal, doom and hardcore. Sounds like a disaster zone,
however it is skillfully done and retains an underlying feel of menace
Four tracks last a total of 13m 21s with a lengthy intro; trust me
it seems a lot shorter. The last time I remember being challenged
and bludgeoned to this degree was the first time I heard "Reign
In Blood" - high praise but listen to this and you will
understand why I make the comparison! This CD pummels you senseless,
but still has diversity. Can't wait for the full album and I will
recommend it wholeheartedly to any fan of hardcore, death and extreme
metal in general. Stunning live too - buy the album and see if I'm