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Review: Hellcannon - Return to the Wasteland
Return to the Wasteland

Label: Vile Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 31:57
Tracks: 8
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: August 20, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.78/5 (75.56%) (9 Votes)

Buffalo's Hellcannon have been around for almost a decade, churning out their nasty, raw, and brutal sounding Thrash Metal without compromises, and just doing what they love most: playing hard-boiled Thrash Metal with the utmost enthusiasm and determination.

Return to the Wasteland is the band's third album. As expected, Hellcannon sound as energetic, fast, and furious and testosterone-oozing as ever, letting their instruments do all the talking without any fancy gimmicks. I really enjoy the band's old-school way of delivering the goods, which mostly pays homage to the past German Thrash Metal scene à la Kreator and Sodom, plus some Whiplash and some mandatory Slayer-ish vibes here and there. In other words, much is borrowed and hardly anything is original and unique in Hellcannon's performance on Return to the Wasteland. Hellcannon have recorded their most mature and diverse album to this date with this album, despite lacking some originality. Fortunately, they do make up for this with their honest, old-school Thrash anthems that just scream to be liked.

More about Hellcannon...
Review: Terminal (reviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with guitarist Jim Nickles on October 9, 2014 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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