Thursday, April 16, 2009

Friends of Hell

Heavy riffs, stupid pseudo-Satanic lyrics, and imagery that is a cross between a Hammer Horror film and a Benny Hill sketch, Friends of Hell is the far superior Witchfinder General record, in my opinion. I'm sure the refined readers of The Hearse already know this one front to back, but perhaps you needed reminding.

17 comments:

Nickthrone said...

my favorite NWOBHM album. Love On Smack is my favorite song on this record

Milla said...

AHHAHAHAAHA!! You know Benny Hill?

Now I have the music of the TV series going through my head. I wonder if there has ever been a balck metal cover of that tune...

TMM said...

For Sure

Todd said...

Hell yeah, look at those bombers!

Planet of Terror said...

I feel like the Mentors could have been referenced when talking about the imagery. Or maybe Somalian pirates.

Aesop said...

Somali pirates are too trendy right now. Yes, on the Mentors.

eli said...

Witchfinder General fucking rules. period. although this is a better record, Free Country on Death Penalty is lyrically one of my favorite songs of all time.

mushroom tea, a toke of weed, amphetamine is real good speed. look out for me, let's trip on LSD!

Addison said...

Death Penalty is the better album I think,'Free Country' is ma jam. But this one is great too.

Slobodan Burgher said...

check out those legs

Anonymous said...

woo hoo!

Roger Camden said...

heavier than it looks
lyrics that hit near-spinal tap
how do I make an "n" with an "¨"?
goofiness
ridiculous cover
nice gams

Spaniard said...

yes!
Thanks

T. Garrett said...

i have to disagree and say death penalty is the ruler. so many killer cuts "burning a sinner", "free country", shit, really every song rules.
friends of hell has some jams on it (love on smack has already been mentioned, R.I.P.- cowbell!) but man, "Music"? what the fuck were they thinking man??

Addison said...

Unrelated to this topic, and I feel like a tool for asking this, but Aesop if you take requests I'd love to see you do a writeup on Satan's 1983 album Court In The Act. am i just too high and paranoid all the time or does that album criminally get no verbage anywhere, and i mean listen to it! who else was rocking like that in '83? am i crazy? anyways yeah, heres at least one comment if you post that one. respect

Aesop said...

STrange you should mention that one. Reader J.H. was asking my opinion on that one the other day, and while I am aware of it, I am not all that familiar with it. He was shocked and a bit offended. So I have every intention of picking it up and getting some time with it. Perhaps if it inspires a rant you'll see it here.

Fennie said...

Love on Smack is classic, good call!

solidturd said...

double plus good record! This record opened the door to early doom/great music for the woman of my life.