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Hell In The Club: Hell Of Fame
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Hell In The Club: Hell Of Fame

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

When they aren't working their main gigs, vocalist Dave Moras from Elvenking and bassist Andy Buratto from Secret Sphere and Eternal Idol find time to record a new Hell In The Club album. They do this with guitarist Picco Piccardi and new drummer Marco Lazzarini (Archon Angel, Secret Sphere, et al). The band has been active since 2009 with five studio albums under their bullet belts. Now Hell In The Club return with their sixth long player, Hell Of Fame, still with Italy's Frontiers Music.

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As you will recall, Hell In The Club is a departure from the music of Elvenking and Secret Sphere. The band plays straight up melodic heavy metal rock like it's 1987 all over again. The songs are built around strong melody and harmony from both the vocals and riffage, upbeat rock groove and gallop from the rhythm section, soaring guitar solos, and Dave Moras assertive, yet clean and melodic, vocals.

Listening to a few tunes, you'll find some fast and heavy rockers with Here Today Gone Tomorrow or Mr. Grouch. No Room In Hell and Worst Case Scenario, while definitely loaded with groove, turn more upon tough riffs, steady pacing, and strong bass lines. Hell In the Club can offer a few, subtle, twists to their compositions. Joker has a brief breakdown around the 2 minute 40 second mark with voice and acoustic guitar over what sure sounds like a Hammond organ. Within Tokyo Lights, after a ripping guitar solo at the midpoint, Moras' voice is paired with piano for a light segue. A final selection is Lullaby For An Angel, a rising rock ballad led by voice over acoustic guitar and synths. I think it's the most mellow Hell In The Club has been in sometime. Excellent guitar solo as well.

Simply said, Hell In The Club's Hell Of Fame is another fine and entertaining album of their trademark melodic heavy metal rock. Easily recommended.



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Simply said, Hell In The Club's Hell Of Fame is another fine and entertaining album of their trademark melodic heavy metal rock. Easily recommended.

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