Search


Categories

Latest updates...

QUANTUM HIERARCHY - review
(May 24, 2018)
VORBID - review
(May 24, 2018)
GALVANIZER - review
(May 23, 2018)
ASSUMPTION - review
(May 23, 2018)
COR SCORPII - review
(May 23, 2018)
ARCHITECT OF DISEASE - review
(May 23, 2018)
CONVOCATION - review
(May 23, 2018)
BLACK CYCLONE - review
(May 22, 2018)
APOSTASY - review
(May 21, 2018)
DEATHSTORM - review
(May 21, 2018)
SKINNED - review
(May 21, 2018)
EKPYROSIS - review
(May 18, 2018)
MONSTRAAT - review
(May 16, 2018)
APOSTASY - review
(May 16, 2018)
+MROME+ - review
(May 15, 2018)
DESTRUCTION -... - interview
(May 14, 2018)
MAELSTROM - review
(May 12, 2018)
RAGING ROB - review
(May 07, 2018)
CARDIAC ARREST - review
(May 06, 2018)
PETRIFICATION - review
(May 04, 2018)
SADNESS - review
(May 03, 2018)
SUBDUER - review
(May 01, 2018)
DREADFUL FATE - review
(May 01, 2018)
KOROIDIA - review
(May 01, 2018)

HADES
HADES
If At First You Don't Succeed
(Cyclone Empire Records)
67:25min

In the line of reissues Cyclone Empire Records released from HADES (US), their famous second album "If At First You Don't Succeed" can't be excluded. This one features at least 6 bonus tracks that rounds it up to a total of 19 tracks! The sound is awesome, thanks to a great remastering job. As you might already know or have just read in the previous reviews, their style can't be easily labelled and fits several boxes. Shifting from fundamental Speed Metal to Thrash outbursts with Power Metal vocals, "If At First You Don't Succeed" incorporates many progressive and rocky parts that is remarkably blended in a way only HADES can do. Their songwriting jumps from break to break. Some arrangements with some unusual riffing sound pretty daring and not that brutal (aggressive and up tempo) but the class of HADES and especially the intense and fingerlicking drumming duty by Tom Coombs saved the whole. Still, the vocals done by Alan Tecchio was hard to digest and I lost it many times. Seemed like I could follow the music but the vocals made me think I didn't understand it at all. Still, it's a remarkable release with a clash and high level that justifies a reissue. On the more Thrashy tracks like 'M.E.S.', 'Decline & Fall Of The American Empire' everything fitted together though. The bonustracks are probably from a promo or unreleased EP and would later be featured on regular albums: 'Decline & Fall Of The American Empire' ("$aviour$elf"), 'Biocaust' ("Damnation"), 'Force Quit' ("Damnation"), 'Hoax' ("The Downside"), 'Responsible' ("The Downside") and 'The Me That Might Have Been' ("The Downside"). The sounds is a little more rough and they fit well as a bonus. Between all the heaviness today, this sounds rather fresh and since this is historic, I advice you to check www.myspace.com/hadesusa, www.danlorenzo.net, www.cyclone-empire.com (better check: www.metal-recycler.de).

Michael Tak

< back   |   print   |   report errors

Related reviews:


© 2000 - 2017 - Voices From The Darkside   |   Page origin: Dec. 04, 2000   |   Site notice   |   Privacy policy