|Review: Death SS - Heavy Demons|
Label: Shadow Kingdom Records
Year released: 2017
Originally released in: 1991
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: December 31, 2017
Reviewed by: Edward T. Head
Rated 4.4/5 (88%) (5 Votes)
Death SS reached peak potency on album number three (which, believe it or not, happens to be the third Shadow Kingdom Records reissue). Incorporating a decent helping of thrash into an already multifaceted sound, Heavy Demons is, fittingly, the band's heaviest album. At the time, it was also the most accessible release, due to some truly catchy songwriting. Steve Sylvester's vocals still add an odd twist, but they also seem to be a bit more polished. Just listen to "Family Vault" – which might be Death SS' best song – to hear a culmination of all that the band had worked to become.
After Heavy Demons, Death SS underwent many changes, and would not reemerge with a new album (and a more industrial-leaning sound) for six years. It's a shame that they never caught on more during this early period, as they released some truly solid and unique heavy metal during that time. All three albums are recommended, but Heavy Demons is Death SS at its best.
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