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Release date: 13 May 2011
Style: Heavy metal

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8.4 | 162 votes

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18 want it


Disc I
01. Overture: Themes From "Deathsquad"
02. On Earth As It Is In Hell
03. Plague And Fyre
04. The Oppressors [Race Against Time cover]
05. Blasphemy And The Master
06. Let Battle Commence
07. The Devil's Deadly Weapon
08. The Quest
09. Macbeth
10. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
11. No Martyr's Cage

Disc II [Digipak & 3LP Bonus]
01. Deathsquad [demo]
02. On Earth As It Is In Hell [demo]
03. Plague And Fyre [demo]
04. The Oppressors [Race Against Time cover] [demo]
05. Blasphemy And The Master [demo]
06. Let Battle Commence [demo]
07. The Devil's Deadly Weapon [demo]
08. The Quest [demo]
09. Macbeth [demo ]
10. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us [demo]
11. No Martyr's Cage [demo]

Review
Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Andy Sneap - guitars
Tony Speakman - bass
David Bower - vocals
Tim Bowler - drums
Kevin Bower - guitars, keyboards, vocals

Guest musicians
David G. Halliday - Spiritual Interference, dildo and additional vocals
Stephen John SV Anholm - additional vocals
Linda Dawson - additional vocals
Peter Ward - Bagpipes on "Macbeth"
Stephanie Rodger - child's vocals on "Plague And Fyre"


Additional info
Produced, engineered and mixed by Andy Sneap at Backstage Studios, Derbyshire, England
Cover design and artwork by Dan Goldsworthy
Band portraits by Paul Allender & Dan Goldsworthy
Photography by Nigel Crane

Guest review by
Valentin B

Rating:
9.0
I have taken the artistic license to combine a couple of famous movies and books into the following story to give you an idea of how this album came to fruition. Grab some popcorn.

The group emerges from the time capsule, drowsy and confused from the long hours inside the pod. A young child of this age of technology puts down his guitar and rushes to the back yard from which the strange lights appeared. The young guitar virtuoso and accomplished album producer decides to give them a hand in recording an album that had to be abandoned due to their vocalist passing away. With his help, they track down their guitarist's long lost little brother, who during the long years of absence has taken a career in theatre. When presented with the offer to become a vocalist for a heavy metal group, his reaction is "Fuck yeah!" The group high-fives and Andy Sneap (the young guitarist/accomplished record producer) promptly proclaims "to the Mystery Machine!" The result sound-wise is easy to guess, if you have listened to anything Sneap ever produced, you'll know this sounds crystal clear and heavy as bricks.

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published 06.01.2012 | Comments (11)

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Ludicus - 13.05.2011 at 22:36  
Rating: 10 Woah. The intros drag this a bit down, but not enough for a whole point. The songs themselves more than make up for it.
Metal Invader - 17.05.2011 at 01:26  
Rating: 7 Well i dont know what to say about this album..its not bad but imo its 15 years to late..nothing inith what i didnt heard before with other bands..7 for me!
Ozman - 18.05.2011 at 08:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal Invader on 17.05.2011 at 01:26

Well i dont know what to say about this album..its not bad but imo its 15 years to late..nothing inith what i didnt heard before with other bands..7 for me!


Sigh, don't people do any research? All the songs on this album were written between 1982 and 1986 and already released on their demos back then. What you get here is recorded versions of those old songs.
Metal Invader - 18.05.2011 at 16:30  
Rating: 7
Written by Ozman on 18.05.2011 at 08:29

Written by Metal Invader on 17.05.2011 at 01:26

Well i dont know what to say about this album..its not bad but imo its 15 years to late..nothing inith what i didnt heard before with other bands..7 for me!


Sigh, don't people do any research? All the songs on this album were written between 1982 and 1986 and already released on their demos back then. What you get here is recorded versions of those old songs.

i know they newer put album out becos of label company bancropted or something..but i dont care about this..yust what i listening on album and for me its not for 10..that is all
JCJen7 - 30.05.2011 at 01:07  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 19.05.2011 at 17:28

In terms of songwriting, i wasn't overly impressed to give it a perfect 10, but the lyrics here are brilliant, and david bower gives off an evil enough impression doing the vocals! Its a 9 from me:)


really? Cuz it says you give it a 10
Whoblehwah - 18.06.2011 at 07:48  
Rating: 9 This albums damn good. I know these songs were all written in the 80s, but I hope that if Hell continues making albums they can still write songs this good. Metal album of the year for me so far.
Scuzzy McDouche - 23.06.2011 at 00:56  
Rating: 9 This is one of the best new bands (new to me) I have heard in a long, long time. This is the album I have been waiting for since Mercyful Fate did "9" almost 12 years ago. Where is this type of blackened heavy metal nowadays? I'm tired of everything new being death metal, or geeky fucking power metal that seems to get weaker with every release.

I really hope Hell is around for a long time making albums, this is some prime shit right here. I also wish Mercyful Fate would get back together, but I can't see that happening anytime soon.
AXA - 05.07.2011 at 09:20  
Rating: 10 Amazing album ,,,,
i can fell by satan ,,, in this amazing voice vocalist and tuns guitar
greatful album ,,, for all time
PlagueAndFyre - 17.07.2011 at 14:12  
Rating: 10
Written by Metal Invader on 18.05.2011 at 16:30

i know they newer put album out becos of label company bancropted or something..but i dont care about this..yust what i listening on album and for me its not for 10..that is all


More to the point, shortly after the record label collapsed the original singer killed himself. The guy you hear today is actually the brother of the guitarist and was only bought in last minute (originally Martin Walkyier was going to sing on the re-recorded album)
GroundZero - 19.07.2011 at 19:35  
Rating: 10 If they had launched this album in the 80s, it would be a classic heavy-metal release. Really amazing, even nowadays. This kind of Occultism was really suppressed in that decade as I can see. Songs from the 80s released until now. Fortunately, they finally did it.
deflektor - 21.08.2011 at 21:44  
Rating: 10 Amazing album!
Valentin B - 03.10.2011 at 18:49  
Rating: 9 This album has really blown me away. The atitude is right, the riffs are magnificent, the vocals are absolutely epic and completely batshit insane (it really helps that this guy is a theatre actor), and of course Andy Sneap's production really ties all the effects and interludes together with the absurdly epic and complex NWOBHM.

I BID YOU WELCOME, I BID YOU WELCOME, I BID YOU WELCOME.... WELCOME TO HEEERLLRELRAERERL
@gent_-_orange - 09.01.2012 at 19:14  
Rating: 8 After hearing this it is easy to see where Sabbat got their inspiration from. A nice Heavy Metal album although im not a massive fan of this style. Had this album been released in the 80's I think this band probably would have been quite well known.
Paradox0 - 19.02.2012 at 13:45  
Rating: 9 Holy crap, just ...wow. I almost made the decision of not getting this album and boy would have that been a mistake. Best album I've heard in a few months. Awesome riffs, excellent production, amazing lyrics and one of the best sinister vocal performances I've heard. It's really a shame this got released after the metal golden years, as these guys would definitively be up there with Priest and Maiden.
Lit. - 05.11.2012 at 02:18  
  I think my favorite thing about this album is how it manages to make old cliches work superbly. The "Welcome to hell" at the end of Let Battle Commence, the ring-a-ring-a-rosie bit at the end of Plague and Fyre and the bring out your dead at the beginning of it, the news samples on Save Us..., the organ on On Earth As It Is As Hell, it just goes on. The lyrics and the deliverence are just stunning, as well as the instrumentals and production.
I think this may as well be my favorite metal album ever.
deadone - 27.02.2014 at 03:56  
Rating: 8 Played it back to back with Curse and Chapter.

Curse and Chapter is indeed an improvement.
deadone - 02.06.2014 at 08:58  
Rating: 8 And after a while it just keeps getting better.


Uprated to an 8 and on my to buy list!

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