|Review: Principality of Hell - Fire & Brimstone|
|Fire & Brimstone|
Label: W.T.C. Productions
Year released: 2014
Review online: December 11, 2014
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:Fire & Brimstone
Rated 4.43/5 (88.57%) (7 Votes)
Borrowing liberally and shamelessly from first-wave Black Metal pioneers Venom and Celtic Frost, Greece's Principality of Hell have unleashed a gleefully evil collection of speedy, Thrash riffs and guttural growls by the name of Fire & Brimstone. Once you get to the chorus of the opening track, "Fire & Brimstone," where vocalist/bassist The Magus yells "Black fucking Metal, like a fist!" you know exactly what ride you are on. The rest of the album is an unashamed paean to a simpler time when all you needed to play "Black" Metal was speed, titles like "The Witches' Coven" and "The Bleeding Nun" and several "OOOOs!" sprinkled liberally throughout an album. The songwriting is admittedly (and purposefully) derivative but not plagiaristic and there are dozens of catchy riffs and choruses that match the masters' best stuff in terms of being able to actually sing a long. If you hold albums like Black Metal and To Mega Therion in high esteem, Fire & Brimstone is definitely worth more that a little of your time. Excuse me while I go thrash the shit out of my air guitar.
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