EP Review: Hellfighter – Damnation’s Wings
Hellfighter just go to show, old metallers never die, they just start new projects. Formed from the remnants of classic 90’s thrash outfit Xentrix, with a few new players onboard, Hellfighter have to be one of the most experienced new metal bands to send us a demo here at Pure Rawk.
In many ways, Hellfighter picks up from where the last band left off ten years ago, but are still taking note of all that’s changed since. A rawer production, and an understanding of the modern metal sound, all indicate a continual forward-looking direction, without forgetting the core of what gets people fired up about metal.
This record is certainly less thrash than you’d expect, although there are plenty of nods to the classic sound in the guitars, and the drums and vocals are unashamedly in the modern metal vein. But all the key elements are there for Hellfighter as you’d expect from any experienced metal musicians – shred, shout and give people something to mosh to. After a few listens, I am certainly getting into this CD, although I must admit, I couldn’t resist digging out some old Xentrix tapes too…
- Damnation’s Wings
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- Revolution Within