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Review: All Hell - The Grave Alchemist
All Hell
The Grave Alchemist

Label: Prosthetic Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 41:07
Tracks: 12
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: August 14, 2017
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
The Grave Alchemist

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)

The Grave Alchemist is the third full-length from North Carolina's Black/Thrash miscreants All Hell. The music is thrashy with maybe a bit more speed (and some blast-beat drumming) than many of the bands crowding this genre at the moment. The vocals are closer to the second wave of Black Metal with more of a rasp to the growls. Like a lot of albums in the current Black/Thrash wave, The Grave Alchemist goes by in a blur, much of it indistinct but there are a couple of tracks that capture your attention with their atmosphere, namely the title track and the closer "I Am the Mist." The latter has a pounding riff and back beat not unlike Motörhead's "Orgasmatron" and it's used effectively. All Hell isn't breaking the mold or pushing the envelope of Black/Thrash in any way but The Grave Alchemist is more than competent and fans of the genre should get some decent mileage from it.

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