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Review: West of Hell - Blood of the Infidel
West of Hell
Blood of the Infidel

Label: Independent
Year released: 2019
Duration: 47:09
Tracks: 7
Genre: Power/Thrash


Review online: April 1, 2019
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (6 Votes)

West of Hell play a power/thrash hybrid that's glued together with modern heavy metal. When I say "modern" here, I don't mean the good stuff, but it's not "nu" either so at least it's listenable. I couldn't help but hear a bit of Nevermore here and there, so that kept the interest up. West of Hell like to vary things quite a bit, from faster, thrashier songs all the way down to little acoustic bits—something I usually don't like but they pull it off—and even throwing in some guttural vocals on one track, while the rest is all clean singing. This is one of those albums that has so much going on that you're almost guaranteed to find something to like and something to dislike, which is where I stand with this one. Not really my thing, but definitely an interesting, diverse slab of metal.

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