Thursday, January 27, 2011

Birth & Death

Hels were another lost Swedish Heavy Metal act that released one fantastic 7" and then disappeared in to faint memory shortly afterin 1985. Hels hailed from the bullshit town of Oxelösund, a town best known for iron works and trains. The A-side, "Life," is a pretty standard fist banging Metal anthem, but the B-side, "Death," exhibits some classic doom tendencies. I can't get enough of these Swedish bands from the '80s.

6 comments:

Po'Boy said...

I'm detecting a little "Face The Slayer" hidden within the riffage.

CTN said...

Doesn't the main riff on "Birth" sound very much like Slayer's "Metal Storm/Face the Slayer"?

Anonymous said...

I dig how raw the second song is. You can literally hear him blowing into the microphone. Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Guys, I'm pretty sure one of the riffs on here sounds exactly like a Slayer riff from their first album... Can anyone confirm?

Grk! said...

Thanks for another hefty lump of Swedish Steel.

Clint B said...

Noice.