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Mpire of Evil - Hell to the holy

Reviewer :
Kaj Roth Format: Album
Release date: 2012-04-10 Year: 2012
Label: Scarlet Records
Genre: Metal
Producer: Mantas
Artist discography


Little did I know that all 3 members of Mpire of Evil had been in Venom in different line up´s, I was only acquianted with guitarist Mantas but their drummer Antton is the brother of Cronos and he has also been in a more recent line up of Venom as well as bassplayer/singer Tony Dolan. They released a covers EP in 2011 called "Creatures of the black" that only included 2 original tracks but they sounded promising and I am pretty certain all fans of Venom will be pleased with the full length album "Hell to the holy" that comes out in March. This is a well performed album that goes more in the vein of classic metal rather than black metal, this is a powerful metal album and even if I´m not such a fan of their lyrics,I do enjoy the thundering riffs and Dolan´s vocals. "The 8th gate" is just as heavy as any Black Sabbath tune from their early era and "Shockwave" bring thoughts to Accept´s "Restless and wild" album, very cool.

Tracklisting 1. Hellspawn
2. Metal Messiah
3. Waking Up Dead
4. Hell to the Holy
5. Snake Pit
6. All Hail
7. Devil
8. Shockwave
9. The 8th Gate
10. M-Pire (Prelude)


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