|Review: Power from Hell - Devil's Whorehouse|
Label: Hells Headbangers
Year released: 2015
Review online: May 1, 2016
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)
It pains me to write this but the Black/Thrash revival is getting stale. Brazil's Power from Hell does the style as well as any with speedy riffs, clattering drums and raspy vocals mixed way down low in a muddy, old-school production. Devil's Whorehouse is the band's fifth album and it not only sounds a lot like every other band raping and pillaging this style but it sound a lot like itself. When the album opens with "Old Metal" my thoughts ran to classic Venom but by the time track four, "Armageddon" started my eyes were rolling back in my head. The same three chords, the same flat, blasting drums and the same croaking vocals yet again blared from the speakers. There are a couple of slower spots on Devil's Whorehouse ("Black Forest" for example) but not nearly enough to overcome the sheer monotony of the whole album. If this stuff was on in between bands at a show, I'd think it was one song on a loop. I don't hate anything on this album but it would have been more tolerable as an EP.
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