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Review: Hellspawn - There Has Never Been a Son of Me
There Has Never Been a Son of Me

Label: Old Temple
Year released: 2016
Duration: 42:28
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: February 27, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)

Whenever we think of the Polish Death Metal scene, we can always expect to hear some top-notch quality stuff. Polish Death Metal scene has become known for its vast number of excellent Death Metal bands over the recent years, Vader being still the biggest name to lead the country's Death Metal forces outside of Poland's borders.

Hellspawn, put together back in 2003, are one of those quality acts that strengthen such synonyms in the Polish Death Metal scene as top-notch, well executed, hungry, innovative or whatever other quality synonyms you can think of.

There Has Never Been a Son of Me is the title of Hellspawn's third full-length album, in which the band combines both something old and something new, at times reminding of such bands as Morbid Angel ("Antitrinitarian" must be Hellpawn's take on "God of Emptiness), Immolation (like in "Hung on a Tree, Damned by His Father", with some unorthodox riff arrangements) as well as bands like Vader, Krisiun, Behemoth and Rebaelliun here and there. Some keyboards bring an orchestrated feel to the songs while also adding some. The music is mostly fast paced, complex and tricky as far as song arrangements go, but the band also knows when it's time to slow down a little bit, just to get more variety and different moods added into their pretty mercilessly sounding Death Metal mayhem.

Overall, Hellspawn's third album is a strong tour de force of Death Metal done right.

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