|Review: Hellish Crossfire - Bloodrust Scythe|
Label: I Hate Records
Year released: 2010
Review online: February 19, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 4.36/5 (87.27%) (22 Votes)
Now that's what I'm talking about! I knew these guys wouldn't let me down. Their debut Slaves of the Burning Pentagram was one of my favourite albums of 2007, and this new one will rank quite high as well! Hellish Crossfire haven't strayed too far from a proven and effective formula, as Bloodrust Scythe is mostly in the same style as Slaves...Blackened speed/thrash is what these guys rape your ears with, and if you're into bands like the mighty Desaster and the likes of Dekapitator as well as the various Aussie black/thrashers, then you'll feel right at home with this piece of slaying metal. Raw, fast and heavy, marrying black/thrash with a good dose of 80s-style raw heavy/speed metal, the stuff here is a headbanging fest from beginning to end. The guitar work is just great all the way through – razor-sharp, ear-slicing riff after riff after riff, plus some speedy solos that'll clean those waxy ears in no time. The fastest stuff will throw you off your feet, while the multiple slower passages bet the bank on heaviness and atmosphere – dark and menacing, you just know you're about to get your ass kicked. The vocalist is once again in top form, barking the hate away with his harsh vocals reminiscent of Okkulto (Desaster's former vocalist) – fucking insane screams with a bit of a haunting vibe to them.
If blackened thrash is your thing, then you just can't go wrong with this one. One of the best albums of 2010 so far.
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