Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sartre is famously quoted as saying "Hell is other people." He was wrong, terribly wrong. Hell was an obscure NWOBHM band from Nottingham.
From Metal Archives: "Hell signed to the Belgian label Mausoleum, but two weeks prior to the recording of the album, the label collapsed. This led to the split-up of the band, and the suicide of Dave Halliday." Well that's a dreary and very fitting end to this band's story, but clearly Mr. Halliday's vocal performance and lyrics on this 1982 demo suggest a pre-existing mental affliction that makes this demo worth having even though the sound quality is spotty at best. No, really, I'm warning you this sounds as if it was ripped from a tape of a tape of a tape of a tape.... Apparently the amazing label, Miskatonic Foundation has plans to release a giant Hell retrospective that I hope will have a better sounding version of this demo. Until that day, wrap your head around this unearthed gem of eccentric British metal.
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