Thursday, April 17, 2014

CD Review: New Death Metal Concept Album Comes From Hell

One of the latest heavy metal supergroups is From Hell, and it features members from Slayer, Death Angel and Testament.  Their debut album "Ascent From Hell" is the first death metal concept album of 2014 and is not for the weak. Lead singer George Anderson is the narrator of this horror story as he draws upon the early influences of King Diamond.

The 10-song release is seventy-minutes of hard hitting death metal beginning with the dark, hellish instrumental introduction "Standing At The Mouth Of Hell," which leads into the motoring rhythm of "The Walking Dead." The album really takes off with the ringing guitars of the eight-and-a-half minute "Psycho Killer" as the vocals and drums seem to make your speakers bleed. The epic sounding "Eyes Of My Dead" puts you in the middle of the story as the characters clash in this great metal piece. From Hell change tempos with "The Church" as you feel like you are asending with the chorus. The album (and story) close with the crunching guitars of "Ascent From Hell" as the band looks to motor to the finish line with the evilness of "The Sleep."

The album was released on April 8th through Scourge Records and the band is currently setting up dates for their summer/fall tour. To find out more about From Hell and the new album "Ascent From Hell," please visit

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