Not many bands today still embody the spirit of a Rock & Roll band, but Cheap Trick always hits the mark
For the most part, Hel continues along the path of its three most recent predecessors, with the speedy power metal elements remaining a major focus, while the folk elements are largely found in the guitar melodies, and the prog elements are still there, but not as prominent as on their first four albums.
Right from the start, you see this isn’t the same COC show from last year. ‘Stonebreaker’ kicks off the set, a song we haven’t heard them play live before. The only song off the new album ‘No Cross No Crown’ they played on the night was ‘Wolf Named Crow’
I think this CD forced me to sing in a different voice than I’m used to doing. On the last Charred Walls of the Damned CD, I used a falsetto raspy AC/DC voice, but I don’t use it as much as I did on this CD
It’s a rallying call to “we the people” telling us that we’re not so different from one another and we need to stop letting those engorged with power dictate how we live our lives.
I opened myself to doing things that I wasn’t allowed to do for most of my career for insecurity reasons or feeling that it won’t be accepted. I had to break down the bias I built up in my own mind; the creative floodgates opened quickly
Our debut album would have a different kind of darkness and apocalyptic feeling to it where as Epitaph is much more emotive.
It’s an album that does have its share of fun and flashy moments but also manages to be very subtle at points, and it’s clearly a lovingly crafted album, with a ton of little details in each track.
Hopefully Decapitated will regain any momentum they may have lost since the release of undoubtedly their strongest and most accessible offering to date, and put all of the emotional turmoil into writing and releasing another belter of an album very soon
you really need to listen to the CD to get the full impact of it. We worked hard on making them, and they should take the listener on a journey.