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Just in time for Halloween here is another review.
For a change a band that might actually need an introduction. Though maybe you are ahead of the curve and are already listening to them. Either way enough rambling and on with the review.
Hells Eden hails from Colorado. They are a 5 piece outfit that seems to be on the right track musically. There is nothing new here. More of a return to old actually. Straight death metal in the vein of Morpheus Descends, Suffocation and Insatanity. This is not bad. In fact, this is good news.
This style of metal is right up my alley. Hells Eden conjures up memories of the good old days. When pure death metal was the pill I needed to make it through the day. Or wait, maybe that was another pill. A few years ago this is all I wanted to hear. As I have mentioned previously, I opened my ears to a more wide range of metal, but still have a special place in my heart for this style.
Hells Eden does everything that I like about death metal. They actually play a semi slow double bass style. There are some fast grinding parts as well but the speeds at which the drummer can manage to play, is not the main focus here.
This is about thick riffs, tempo changes, timing and pure brutality. It starts slow, picks up the pace and then alternates speeds rather well throughout the length of the CD.
So your thinking, “Demo CD, what does it sound like?” It sounds good. Church of Defilement can be cranked up to full volume and listened to with no trouble. The guitars are clear and mixed well. The drums could be a little better, it has a bit of a garage band sound, but do not let this deter you. All in all this is a great CD.
Like I say, this is not some brand new form of metal that is going to take the scene by storm, but fans of the aforementioned bands will surely like what Hell’s Eden is doing. Get yourself a copy today, and/or if they are playing anywhere near you, give them some love and go check them out.