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Review: Hellkommander - Death to My Enemies
Death to My Enemies

Label: High Roller Records
Year released: 2009
Originally released in: 2007
Duration: 33:31
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death/Thrash


Review online: October 18, 2009
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.35/5 (67.06%) (17 Votes)

Another relatively new band (2005) playing it old school, Hellkommander play a blackened form of Death/Thrash that reminds me of early Celtic Frost and a bit of Hellhammer, and there's even a little bit of Motörhead here and there. Breathtaking speedsters meet mid-paced marches toward hell meet slow-paced hymns to an impending doom for a good dose of variety in terms of song despite the short length of the album. The vocals are clean but low and harsh, not unlike the aforementioned bands, but at times borrowing a bit from bands such as Desaster in terms of style. There's nothing flashy here – it's all basic old school extreme metal. "Morbid Obsession" is an exception here, rather a dark/horror-sounding piece that sounds like it came from some horror thriller, with some demonic vocals and a few lugubrious screams added. But basically this is raw and dirty stuff with very little "showing off" and a dark and evil atmosphere generated by the instruments alone – no gimmicks, no keyboards – just the basic tools of the trade. It's nothing new, but if you're into Hellhammer and early Frost, this is a pretty safe bet.

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