Raise Hell – Holy Target – Review

Raise Hell

Holy Target (Nuclear Blast)
by Martin Popoff

Fellow scribes have mentioned Dissection and Children Of Bodom as similar warpspeed blacksters, and the comparisons are apt, except that Raise Hell have infused the form with youthful enthusiasm, splashing their bodies with blood and bullets, writing like fast fiends a little tipsy fer driving. I wish the vocals were a little more to the fore, and the production less crammed together, but other than that, this is black metal played well with a melodic ear, a nod and a wink to old thrash, and a slide rule to the complexity of speed.
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