HELLNITE – Midnight Terror24th January 2019 0 By Mark Booth
Mexican/Canadian thrashers HELLNITE are going to unleash their debut album ‘Midnight Terrors’ on 12th February via Sliptrick Records. The press info states that HELLNITE are for fans of KREATOR, SLAYER, HAVOK, SKULL FIST, CARCASS and DEATH; this gets my interest piqued as does the retro logo and cover. So am a little excited about this release and can’t wait to wrap my ears around the sonic thrash assault thats eagerly waiting for me, and so onwards I press play!
The first track is a standard thrash acoustic intro track and the album opens up properly with “Phantom Force” and the track is substandard thrash and my enthusiasm for the album slowly wanes and this gets worse when the vocals kick in. They are some of the worse vocals I’ve heard on a thrash album, they aren’t guttural enough a la early KREATOR nor are they actually clear enough to hear what he is actually singing. Finally to top it off they are look down in the mix that sometimes they are a little inaudible, the production isn’t the best but who was expecting a polished production anyway? Although if it was slightly better the release might have benefited more and give a more memorable attack to the senses.
- Phantom Force
- Spirits Prevail
- Beasts From The Deep
- Thrash Of The Living Dead
- Darker Than Black
- Stage On Fire
- The Necromancer
- Midnight Terrors
Release Date: 12th February 2019
Label: Sliptrick Records
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