Monday, 26 January 2015

Graveyard After Graveyard - Hellhound On My Trail (CD Review)

01.Out To Feed
02.Giant Of The Undead
03.Infernal Catabombs
04.Screams In The Night
05.Learn To Burn
06.Feeding Of The Hellhounds

Jocke Ringdahl (Drums)
Mika Lagreen (Guitar)
Rogga Johansson (Bass/Vocals/Guitar)

Project by Swedish musician Rogga Johansson attempting to play a different style of music, leaning more towards the thrashier, blackened spectrum of death metal. Teaming up with the "Grave" guitarist Mika and drummer of "Sinners Burn" Jocke, the trio play some invigorating black/death/thrash metal that will have you tapping your feet and bobbing your head furiously. There's a trademark riffing style, a subtle groove and lots of force in the music. This stands apart from the weak-sounding black/thrash revivalists and oozes sheer power and confidence. This is a very potent, compact and relatively fresh-sounding release featuring the tireless legend.

Here we have five furious and highly agressive songs full of pounding thrash riffs perfectly blended with death and black metal influences, the vocals are a bit rough but does fit the style well.

Last track is just a weird almost industrial noise piece, what did surprise me is the lack of a cover version of Robert Johnson's classic 'Hellhound On My Trail' now that would have been intresting.

Rating 8/10
For Fans Of: Deicide, Toxic Holocaust, Destroyer 666

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