Crucifer - Hellbound Angel

Thursday 1st August 1996
Crucifer - Hellbound Angel
Crucifer - Hellbound Angel

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Meltdown 02

Reviewed by Tony May

Produced by maestro Paul May, striking cover art from Rodney Matthews and a good dollop of the heavy stuff from one of the UK's finest practitioners. The opening couple of songs "Midnight" and "Why" blaze away in a time honoured, somewhat stylised manner, leading to a pleasing, raw acoustic track "Kick It" on which Dave Rowley's emotional vocal ability goes down a treat. Nice bit of harmonica too, Dave. The title track is predictably a total bash, high on the sheer aggression register. "In The World" has a powerful, confrontational lyric and thudding beat that drives the message home. 10 tracks of good rock/metal strong on truth if lacking any particularly distinctive ingredients.

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