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King of Hell
Helstar
King of Hell
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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2008 release, the album the Metal community has been waiting for! U.S. Power Metal cult band Helstar takes us on a trip to the underworld, a trip that will lead their fans to The King Of Hell. This album is their first in...  more »

     
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All Artists: Helstar
Title: King of Hell
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Locomotive Spain
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 1/13/2009
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: The King of Hell, King of Hell
UPCs: 872967004649, 4046661137910

Synopsis

Album Description
2008 release, the album the Metal community has been waiting for! U.S. Power Metal cult band Helstar takes us on a trip to the underworld, a trip that will lead their fans to The King Of Hell. This album is their first in 13 years, so expect your heroes to celebrate a furious comeback. Even though a lot of time has passed by since their last studio album, Helstar still know how to kick it. The King Of Hell continues the tradition of the bands classics Nosferatu, Burning Star and Distant Thunder, Of course the technical evolvement offers a lot of new possibilities, for the veteran outfit from Houston, Texas but together with highly acclaimed producer Bill Metoyer they managed to make The King Of Hell a timeless piece of fantastic music. AFM.

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CD Reviews

Return of the South Metal Attack
Don C | Albany, NY | 11/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Good CD. Nowhere near as intricate as 'Nosferatu' but the CD packs a hel of a heavy punch. The sound is pretty raw, Rivera sounds very good and at times piercing, the drum lays a nice underbelly for the heavy guitar attack with more double bass driving tracks than on previous releases.
I will say it isn't perfect, but I dig it. Glad they are back and some of the shredding guitar work is excellent. It is more heavy than it is progressive, but it has its progressive moments. It is not a disappointment whatsoever for the later Helstar fans. Sounds like 'Remnants of War' more than it does 'Nosferatu', Ill put it that way. Which is just as well because I consider 'Remnants' their best.. Enjoy it, god only knows when we will see another Helstar Disc."
Awesome comeback!
Y. Jossa | NJ | 10/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember, many years ago, long before the internet, listening to my favorite weekly metal radio show (the only place to listen to metal, since no radio stations would play anything remotely resembling truly heavy stuff), i heard an interview with a band i've never heard of before.. Helstar.
The band was in town (Babylon, Long Island, NY) because they were on tour at the time.
The metal show host played some songs from Helstar's Burning Star and Remnants of War albums.
Needless to say, i was amazed at the combination of technical playing, the great singing, and heaviness the band displayed at the time..
Looking back, Helstar were truly ahead of their time, because subgenres of metal music most metal fans know about, such as Power metal or prog / tech metal did not exist at the time!

Unfortunately, unlike some of their better known peers, the band was never signed to a major label, and dissappeared from view, changing line-ups and releasing albums that were never as good as Remnants of War.

When i heard that the original Remnants of War line-up had gotten back together and released an album, i know had to get it.
Listening to King of Hell, i can only say this is the best and heaviest album Helstar has released since Remnants of War.
It is as if these guys had never stopped playing together.. the musicianship is tight, and James Rivera's voice can still hit those high notes!

Additionally, the production is crisp and clear (unlike the production of a lot of metal albums recorded on a budget back in the day)

If you are a fan of old school metal, this album is a must get.
I truly hope the band keeps on playing and releasing albums from now on."
No Bonus Tracks
Devin The music man | Seattle, WA USA | 01/16/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This cd Helstar The King of Hell is ruined by not containing the bonus tracks that are listed on the back cover. They were to be included on the 1st pressing of this disc, but are not. Buyer beware!!"