Evil Heavy Metal the Chinese Way! - 87%
Written by Mr_Allergic on February 4th, 2008
This really rocks! I had very low expectations when I stumbled across this little Chinese one-man project. Bloodfire is the artist behind this great band, and he is also a part of many other interesting black metal projects. Since it is from China and it was black n? roll, it sparkled my interest so I had to try it, and I am glad I did. The music is an excellent blend of black metal and heavy metal, which Bloodfire has made with perfect harmony. The title of the album is quite amusing and is also a reason for that I felt an urge to download it. Even unserious bands can be good, and this one is.
The riffs are good, creative and heavy with that little extra blackened touch to it. You can immediately hear at the start of the first song that its very promising. What makes this album really black, is the vocals. They are pure, raw and powerful which creates that ?grim? feeling, but also he sometimes goes to shouting, which is very heavy metal. In between he has put several other men shouting in the back ground, which is also very heavy metal like.
There are also some wicked solos in between, of course, but the best thing is the catchy, heavy riffs that makes you wanna bang your head. Also the voice, as that is the most important factor for the black?part of the music.
Overall its a successful and overlooked release that needs more attention. I recommend it to most metal fans, especially to heavy metal and/or black metal fans. Im hoping for more releases in the future.
Heavy Fvckn Black/CD
Dying Art 2006
听到如此复古的声音本就是一个惊喜。作为初出茅庐的年轻乐队能把目光聚集到上个世纪80年代实属不易，更何况它来自本没有传统金属历史的中国？Hellward的唯一成员Bloodfire包办了全部歌曲的作词作曲演唱演奏及后期制作，显示了过人的音乐驾驭能力。更难能可贵的是，他对传统金属的深刻理解，使Hellward歌曲中充斥着道地的老派味道。大量根源性Riff在相当复古的音色衬托下带来了振奋旋律让人不由自主地开始甩动头颅；双吉他编排此起彼伏又相互照应，深得英式新浪潮金属的神髓；酣畅淋漓的吉他Solo更是传统金属最不可缺少的标致。黑嗓或许是Hellward被划分为黑金属的唯一特征，但也并非像时下盛行的黑金属去追求嘶哑暴烈的效果。主唱的嗓音更接近80年代激流、黑、死刚从传统金属分化时的味道，时常能从中感受到旋律的起伏；听听Ancient Instincts的假声伴唱，是不是有点像Rob Halford？而Black Metal Revolution开头的唱腔更是把Accept的主唱UDO学了个神形兼备。像很多传统金属乐队一样，Hellward也在专辑中放入了一首慢歌Blood in the Stream。歌如其名，时而流畅时而缓慢的原声吉他伴奏下，低沉的黑嗓喃喃呓语，优美的副歌弥漫着绝望与失落。所有死硬老派金属迷们必收之作！（要你命三千）