HELL
Traditional heavy metal / NWoBHM • United Kingdom

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
HELL picture
Nottingham band Hell signed to the Belgian label Mausoleum, but two weeks prior to the recording of the album, the label collapsed. This led to the split-up of the band, and the suicide of Dave Halliday (by carbon monoxide poisoning).

Dave Halliday taught Andy Sneap of Sabbat to play guitar and Sneap mentions Hell as one of his main influences.

The remaining members of Hell have reunited to finally record their album. Dave Halliday's vocal recordings will be used where possible. Sabbat members Martin Walkyier and Andy Sneap will play on the album to replicate Dave's vocals and guitar tracks respectively (Kev Bower has stated they are considered full members of the band). Sneap will also be the producer.

Source: http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=5849
Thanks to Certif1ed for the addition and Time Signature for the updates

HELL MP3, Free Download/Stream

No HELL MP3s available for streaming.

HELL Online Videos

See all HELL videos

Buy HELL music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
MEAT LOAF hits out of hell CD albums  JANET JACKSON the velvet rope lot 34 MEAT LOAF hits out of hell CD albums JANET JACKSON the velvet rope lot 34 USD $7.86 Buy It Now 30m
Deep Tracts Of Hell - Aura Noir (CD Used Very Good) Deep Tracts Of Hell - Aura Noir (CD Used Very Good) USD $9.46 Buy It Now 34m
Alice Cooper - Goes To Hell (LP, US,1976, WB BS-2896) NO BARCODE Alice Cooper - Goes To Hell (LP, US,1976, WB BS-2896) NO BARCODE USD $12.49 Buy It Now 35m
Demagnetized : Magnetic North 3xLP DAVE CLARKE, WOODY MCBRIDE, DJ HELL etc Demagnetized : Magnetic North 3xLP DAVE CLARKE, WOODY MCBRIDE, DJ HELL etc USD $24.93 Buy It Now 35m
AC/DC WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE b/w HELL AINT A BAD PLACE TO BE 7 AC/DC WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE b/w HELL AINT A BAD PLACE TO BE 7" VINYL 45 (HM 4) USD $35.20 Buy It Now 37m
HELL MILITIA Jacob's Ladder  ONLY 500 MADE NUMERED LP Vinyl SEALED w/ DOWNLOAD HELL MILITIA Jacob's Ladder ONLY 500 MADE NUMERED LP Vinyl SEALED w/ DOWNLOAD USD $33.24 Buy It Now 38m
STORM THE GATES OF HELL - USED - LIKE NEW CD STORM THE GATES OF HELL - USED - LIKE NEW CD USD $9.54 Buy It Now 38m
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell(W/Xtra Tracks) (2001) - New - Compact Disc Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell(W/Xtra Tracks) (2001) - New - Compact Disc USD $7.11 Buy It Now 39m
Kiss - Hotter Than Hell (1997) - New - Compact Disc Kiss - Hotter Than Hell (1997) - New - Compact Disc USD $3.96 Buy It Now 39m
Flames Of Hell - Swamp Music Vol. 1 Best Of Cajun & Zydeco (CD) 15 Tracks - Mint Flames Of Hell - Swamp Music Vol. 1 Best Of Cajun & Zydeco (CD) 15 Tracks - Mint USD $21.99 Buy It Now 43m
To Hell with the Devil by Stryper (CD, Jul-1991, Hollywood) RARE OOP HAIR METAL To Hell with the Devil by Stryper (CD, Jul-1991, Hollywood) RARE OOP HAIR METAL USD $24.00 Buy It Now 44m
Cowboys from Hell by Pantera (Cassette, Jul-1990, Atco Used Cowboys from Hell by Pantera (Cassette, Jul-1990, Atco Used USD $5.00 (1 bids)
44m
Shot to Hell by Black Label Society (CD, Sep-2006, Roadrunner Records) Shot to Hell by Black Label Society (CD, Sep-2006, Roadrunner Records) USD $7.99 Buy It Now 47m
The Residents (1986) Hell! CD 1st pressing 1986 Rykodisc RCD 20013 The Residents (1986) Hell! CD 1st pressing 1986 Rykodisc RCD 20013 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 48m
ALICE COOPER GOES TO HELL BS2896 FIRST PRESSING ALICE COOPER GOES TO HELL BS2896 FIRST PRESSING USD $10.00 Buy It Now 53m
ANTHRAX - Chile on Hell DVD +BONUS TRACKS ANTHRAX - Chile on Hell DVD +BONUS TRACKS USD $8.99 Buy It Now 55m
Anvil: Hope In Hell Vinyl LP. Strength Of Steel. Forged in Fire. Tokyo Blade NEW Anvil: Hope In Hell Vinyl LP. Strength Of Steel. Forged in Fire. Tokyo Blade NEW USD $22.99 Buy It Now 57m
Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C. (CD, Sep-2005, BMG (distributor)) Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C. (CD, Sep-2005, BMG (distributor)) USD $7.95 Buy It Now 58m
Stairway to Hell [Digipak] by Ugly Kid Joe (CD, 2013, MRI) Stairway to Hell [Digipak] by Ugly Kid Joe (CD, 2013, MRI) USD $7.95 Buy It Now 58m
Gang Green We'll Give It To You / Skate To Hell Import Picture Disc Unplayed Gang Green We'll Give It To You / Skate To Hell Import Picture Disc Unplayed USD $22.00 (2 bids)
59m
Cowboys from Hell by Pantera (CD, Jul-1990, Atco (USA)) Cowboys from Hell by Pantera (CD, Jul-1990, Atco (USA)) USD $7.95 Buy It Now 59m
SEALED Kiss Hotter Than Hell cassette tape Polygram edition SEALED Kiss Hotter Than Hell cassette tape Polygram edition USD $28.50 Buy It Now 1h 2m
VIVA VIVA "What the hell is going on!" ORG cd Axe Killer 2000,Trance,Accept USD $39.99 Buy It Now 1h 2m
Social Distortion promo cass advance 8 tracks from Somewhere Between Heavan Hell Social Distortion promo cass advance 8 tracks from Somewhere Between Heavan Hell USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 7m
Hotter Than Hell Rattles Audio CD Hotter Than Hell Rattles Audio CD USD $23.71 Buy It Now 1h 9m
HELL'S GATE STEEL BAND    THIS IS ANTIGUA   VERY RARE STAR JAMAICA VINYL LP VG++ HELL'S GATE STEEL BAND THIS IS ANTIGUA VERY RARE STAR JAMAICA VINYL LP VG++ USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 9m
Zz/Various Artist - Hell Bent And Country Bound V0 (2004) - New - Compact D Zz/Various Artist - Hell Bent And Country Bound V0 (2004) - New - Compact D USD $8.98 Buy It Now 1h 9m
DAVID ESSEX   7 DAVID ESSEX 7" vinyl record juke box ready used TAHITI /HELL mercury 1983 USD $5.85 Buy It Now 1h 10m
Sick-Satanism Sickness Solitude CD Welcome to Hell! Sick-Satanism Sickness Solitude CD Welcome to Hell! USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1h 22m
HELL'S BELLES HELL'S BELLES CASSETTE  CASTLE RAW TC015 HELL'S BELLES HELL'S BELLES CASSETTE CASTLE RAW TC015 USD $11.59 Buy It Now 1h 26m
HELL'S LABYRINTH - LEAH ROSE RYAN SCHAUFLER-DVD HELL'S LABYRINTH - LEAH ROSE RYAN SCHAUFLER-DVD USD $0.99 (0 bids)
1h 27m
Kiss - Hotter Than Hell [Vinyl New] Kiss - Hotter Than Hell [Vinyl New] USD $23.92 Buy It Now 1h 28m
Paybacks Are Hell by Julie Trover (CD 2012 Platinum Plus) NEW country Paybacks Are Hell by Julie Trover (CD 2012 Platinum Plus) NEW country USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1h 29m
Vermin Fist Full of Hell CD ***NEW*** Vermin Fist Full of Hell CD ***NEW*** USD $8.97 Buy It Now 1h 29m
Reinventing Hell-Best Of - Pantera (CD Used Very Good) Reinventing Hell-Best Of - Pantera (CD Used Very Good) USD $8.26 Buy It Now 1h 31m
SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO LP - RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 2015 - NEW - SEALED SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO LP - RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 2015 - NEW - SEALED USD $22.49 Buy It Now 1h 33m
Bat Out Of Hell: Re-Vamped (CD 2001) Bat Out Of Hell: Re-Vamped (CD 2001) USD $3.36 Buy It Now 1h 34m
Alice Cooper Go To Hell/I Never Cry 45 RPM Warner Bros Records VG+ Alice Cooper Go To Hell/I Never Cry 45 RPM Warner Bros Records VG+ USD $7.00 Buy It Now 1h 35m
Hell and High Water Alfred Newman Intrada CD Sam Fuller Richard Widmark Hell and High Water Alfred Newman Intrada CD Sam Fuller Richard Widmark USD $29.33 Buy It Now 1h 37m
EAGLES HELL FREEZES OVER PROMO 6 CD SINGLES BOX EAGLES HELL FREEZES OVER PROMO 6 CD SINGLES BOX USD $8.00 (1 bids)
1h 37m
Pantera CD Cowboys From Hell Dimebag Anselmo Metal Rock Shred Heavy Southern Pantera CD Cowboys From Hell Dimebag Anselmo Metal Rock Shred Heavy Southern USD $1.83 (0 bids)
1h 37m
Pistol Annies - Hell On Heels (2011) - New - Compact Disc Pistol Annies - Hell On Heels (2011) - New - Compact Disc USD $6.59 Buy It Now 1h 39m
=RARE RAP CD ROMEL MORALEZ [PA] WHO THE HELL IS ROMEL MORALEZ? WASHING D.C. EP? =RARE RAP CD ROMEL MORALEZ [PA] WHO THE HELL IS ROMEL MORALEZ? WASHING D.C. EP? USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1h 40m
Meat Loaf ‎– Hits Out Of Hell  –_80's Rock Pop LP Meat Loaf ‎– Hits Out Of Hell –_80's Rock Pop LP USD $8.80 Buy It Now 1h 40m
Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell [Deluxe Edition] by Meat Loaf (CD,2002) Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell [Deluxe Edition] by Meat Loaf (CD,2002) USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 42m
Dead Wrong - Hell Bomb (CD) Metal Dead Wrong - Hell Bomb (CD) Metal USD $4.39 Buy It Now 1h 46m
HELL BABY - UNRATED- 2013-DVD HELL BABY - UNRATED- 2013-DVD USD $0.99 (1 bids)
1h 46m
Elvin Bishop 1977 Capricorn 2 LP Set Elvin Bishop Live! Raisin' Hell Elvin Bishop 1977 Capricorn 2 LP Set Elvin Bishop Live! Raisin' Hell USD $12.00 Buy It Now 1h 47m
MEAT LOAF - Hits Out Of Hell - Excellent Condition LP Record Epic EPC 26156 MEAT LOAF - Hits Out Of Hell - Excellent Condition LP Record Epic EPC 26156 USD $11.72 Buy It Now 1h 50m
Run Dmc Back From Hell Hip Hop CD 1990 Promo Edition Run Dmc Back From Hell Hip Hop CD 1990 Promo Edition USD $5.50 Buy It Now 1h 56m
NUNSLAUGHTER NUNSLAUGHTER "Hell on Spain" 7" demoncy goatlord midnight USD $8.80 (1 bids)
1h 58m
BEWITCHED BEWITCHED "At The Gates of Hell" CD katatonia aura noir USD $11.74 (0 bids)
1h 58m
SETHERIAL SETHERIAL "Hell Eternal" LP marduk nastrond USD $14.67 (0 bids)
1h 58m
MANIAC BUTCHER MANIAC BUTCHER "Live In Open Hell" LP nargaroth judas iscariot USD $11.74 (0 bids)
1h 58m
Hell Of A Career John Williamson Audio CD Hell Of A Career John Williamson Audio CD USD $44.66 Buy It Now 2h 1m
THE TRUE ENDLESS - 1888 From Hell 2CD THE TRUE ENDLESS - 1888 From Hell 2CD USD $4.42 Buy It Now 2h 7m
South Side Slim-Raising Hell CD NEW South Side Slim-Raising Hell CD NEW USD $15.31 Buy It Now 2h 9m
AC/DC Huge 26''x18''  Lenticular Highway to hell 3D poster AC/DC Huge 26''x18'' Lenticular Highway to hell 3D poster USD $7.32 (0 bids)
2h 10m
VARIOUS: Rare Tracks, Vol. 4; Raising Hell In Texas LP (shrink) Rock VARIOUS: Rare Tracks, Vol. 4; Raising Hell In Texas LP (shrink) Rock USD $20.00 Buy It Now 2h 11m
Seasons of the Wolf - Lost In Hell CD (1999 Earth Mother Music) Seasons of the Wolf - Lost In Hell CD (1999 Earth Mother Music) USD $5.49 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Demon Hunter Storm Gates of Hell Deluxe Edition Cd Demon Hunter Storm Gates of Hell Deluxe Edition Cd USD $11.99 Buy It Now 2h 20m
Apathy - Hell's Lost & Found [CD New] Apathy - Hell's Lost & Found [CD New] USD $14.98 Buy It Now 2h 26m
Sum 41 - Hell Song   7 Sum 41 - Hell Song 7" Yellow Vinyl USD $33.67 Buy It Now 2h 29m
DEATH SS EP PD Baron Samedi Straight to Hell Steve Sylvester Paul Ch DEATH SS EP PD Baron Samedi Straight to Hell Steve Sylvester Paul Ch USD $55.55 Buy It Now 2h 33m
CHER HELL NEVER KNOW D1132 EP wt6237 CHER HELL NEVER KNOW D1132 EP wt6237 USD $0.99 (0 bids)
2h 34m
RICHARD HELL and the Voidoids DESTINY STREET vinyl record 2001 reissue RICHARD HELL and the Voidoids DESTINY STREET vinyl record 2001 reissue USD $15.95 (0 bids)
2h 38m
U2 The Fly Island 7 U2 The Fly Island 7" IS500 C/w Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk PS USD $1.45 (0 bids)
2h 39m
Jimi Hendrix People, Hell And Angels 2013 OFFICIAL RARE RUSSIAN VERSION CD Jimi Hendrix People, Hell And Angels 2013 OFFICIAL RARE RUSSIAN VERSION CD USD $9.94 Buy It Now 2h 39m
Full of Hell by Howl (Rhode Island) (CD, May-2010, Relapse Records (USA)) Full of Hell by Howl (Rhode Island) (CD, May-2010, Relapse Records (USA)) USD $7.95 Buy It Now 2h 40m
Hits Out of Hell by Meat Loaf (CD, Oct-1995, Cleveland International) Hits Out of Hell by Meat Loaf (CD, Oct-1995, Cleveland International) USD $7.95 Buy It Now 2h 40m
Hell Is a Door to the Sun by Rwake (CD, Mar-2011, Relapse Records (USA)) Hell Is a Door to the Sun by Rwake (CD, Mar-2011, Relapse Records (USA)) USD $8.95 Buy It Now 2h 40m
Reverend Black Network - Hell Or Heaven - New CD Reverend Black Network - Hell Or Heaven - New CD USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2h 40m
Heaven & Hell - Radio City CD/DVD Box Set New Sealed Rare HTF Sabbath Dio Heaven & Hell - Radio City CD/DVD Box Set New Sealed Rare HTF Sabbath Dio USD $125.00 Buy It Now 2h 45m
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell III (The Monster Is Loose, 2006) Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell III (The Monster Is Loose, 2006) USD $6.59 Buy It Now 2h 50m
HELL CAN WAIT [PA] - USED - LIKE NEW CD HELL CAN WAIT [PA] - USED - LIKE NEW CD USD $7.23 Buy It Now 2h 51m
AC/DC Higway to Hell Cassette Tape! Rock Music AC/DC Higway to Hell Cassette Tape! Rock Music USD $8.46 Buy It Now 2h 53m
Ellis Tinsley - Hell Or High Water NEW CD Ellis Tinsley - Hell Or High Water NEW CD USD $15.58 Buy It Now 2h 54m
Road to Hell, Rea, Chris, Very Good Road to Hell, Rea, Chris, Very Good USD $7.48 Buy It Now 3h
HELL TO THE UNKNOWN: ANTHOLOGY * NEW CD HELL TO THE UNKNOWN: ANTHOLOGY * NEW CD USD $24.12 Buy It Now 3h
NEMESIS to hell and back LP Record SEALED 1988 DALLAS TX NEMESIS to hell and back LP Record SEALED 1988 DALLAS TX USD $52.50 Buy It Now 3h
Sounder - Hell Hymns BR THRASH Rare!!!! Sounder - Hell Hymns BR THRASH Rare!!!! USD $11.69 Buy It Now 3h
JUDAS PRIEST JUDAS PRIEST "HELL BENT FOR LEATHER" VINYL SINGLE 6 TRACK EP P/S SCOOP 33 USD $16.87 Buy It Now 3h
HELL **HUMAN REMAINS**CD HELL **HUMAN REMAINS**CD USD $9.95 Buy It Now 3h
MC 900 Ft Jesus Hell With The Lid Off SEALED Cassette Tape Hip Hop Industrial MC 900 Ft Jesus Hell With The Lid Off SEALED Cassette Tape Hip Hop Industrial USD $12.99 Buy It Now 3h
Beyond Hell / Above Heaven Beyond Hell / Above Heaven USD $12.12 Buy It Now 3h
Angels From Hell LP OST Reel Time Stu Phillips Hell's Angels Biker Movie Fuzz Angels From Hell LP OST Reel Time Stu Phillips Hell's Angels Biker Movie Fuzz USD $28.61 Buy It Now 3h
Venom - Welcome to Hell 24HR POST!! Venom - Welcome to Hell 24HR POST!! USD $14.66 Buy It Now 3h
Various Artists-This Old World`S In A Hell Of A Fix CD NEW Various Artists-This Old World`S In A Hell Of A Fix CD NEW USD $11.00 Buy It Now 3h
The Pogues - Hell's Ditch (1994) cd The Pogues - Hell's Ditch (1994) cd USD $3.67 (0 bids)
3h
PANTERA - REINVENTING HELL THE BEST OF PANTERA CD/DVD SET, (free uk postage) PANTERA - REINVENTING HELL THE BEST OF PANTERA CD/DVD SET, (free uk postage) USD $6.88 Buy It Now 3h
Invincible by Two Steps From Hell (CD, Jun-2011, Two Steps From Hell) Invincible by Two Steps From Hell (CD, Jun-2011, Two Steps From Hell) USD $22.99 Buy It Now 3h
MEAT LOAF – Bat Out Of Hell II – 1993 – CD – MCAD-10699 - UPC 0 08811 06992  6 MEAT LOAF – Bat Out Of Hell II – 1993 – CD – MCAD-10699 - UPC 0 08811 06992 6 USD $2.49 Buy It Now 3h
MEAT LOAF – Bat Out Of Hell – 1976 – CD – EK 34974 – UPC 0 7464-34974-2 MEAT LOAF – Bat Out Of Hell – 1976 – CD – EK 34974 – UPC 0 7464-34974-2 USD $3.49 Buy It Now 3h
Hank Williams III, Hank 3, Straight To Hell Double LP. Hank Williams III, Hank 3, Straight To Hell Double LP. USD $200.00 (20 bids)
3h
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
0 results found for "HELL"
Retry your search on Amazon.com website
No items found | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & HELL music

HELL Discography

HELL albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 4.09 | 19 ratings
Human Remains
Traditional heavy metal 2011
.. Album Cover 4.80 | 11 ratings
Curse & Chapter
Traditional heavy metal 2013

HELL EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Age of Nefarious
Traditional heavy metal 2013

HELL live albums

HELL demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo '82
NWoBHM 1982
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scheming Demons
NWoBHM 1982
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo 1986
Traditional heavy metal 1986

HELL boxset & compilations

HELL singles (1)

.. Album Cover
4.50 | 2 ratings
Save us from Those who would Save us
NWoBHM 1983

HELL movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

HELL Reviews

HELL Curse & Chapter

Album · 2013 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Curse & Chapter" is the 2nd full-length studio album by UK heavy metal act Hell. The album was released through Nuclear Blast Records in November 2013. The lineup who recorded "Human Remains (2011)" remain the same on "Curse & Chapter". Hell were initially active in the eighties and were weeks away from recording their debut album when their label (Mausoleum) collapsed which subsequently led to Hell disbanding. Guitarist Dave Halliday comitted suicide shortly after. However the remaining members of the band reunited in 2008 and renowned producer and former Sabbat guitarist Andy Sneap joined as the band´s new axeman.

With "Curse & Chapter", Hell make it abundantly clear that "Human Remains (2011)" wasn´t just a one-off reunion album and that they are pursuing the momentum they created with that album. Stylistically "Curse & Chapter" more or less continues the NWoBHM tinged heavy metal style that was introduced on "Human Remains (2011)". There are still nods toward artists like Iron Maiden (listen to the instrumental "Deathsquad" for proof of that) and Judas Priest, but also toward more "occult" artist like Mercyful Fate/King Diamond and Witchfinder General. The band performs the music with passion and conviction and lead vocalist David Bower´s reeks madness and desperation in addition to aggression. His dramatic/theatrical delivery (which is occasionally spiced up by eerie spoken interludes) is a major part of the band´s distinct sound. Keyboards are used occasionally as well as choirs, but this is predominantly guitar, bass, drums and vocal dominated music.

The material are generally well written, instantly memorable and damn catchy. Tracks like "The Age of Nefarious", "Darkhangel", the Race Against Time cover "Harbinger of Death" and the Sanctuary/King Diamond influenced "Something Wicked This Way Comes" are among the highlights, but there are no weak tracks on the album. The sound production (handled by Andy Sneap) is a typical, powerful and clear Andy Sneap production. While the sound production is a very professional piece of work, and especially the guitar tone is edgy and muscular in a very powerful fashion, I still think music like this works slightly better with a more gritty sound production, but mind you that´s a purely subjective observation, and most people will pretty surely enjoy the sound on "Curse & Chapter" without ever thinking about such things.

Upon conclusion "Curse & Chapter" is another great album by Hell. Fans of the band will not be disappointed. Hell have refined their sound a little more since "Human Remains (2011)", but othwerwise kept the great features from that album. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

HELL Curse & Chapter

Album · 2013 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Curse and Chapter by Hell combines gleefully infernal lyrics (reminiscent of Venom with a more clever sense of humour) with excellent NWOBHM-inspired metal with a few mild thrash touches here and there. I never thought I'd hear a Satanic metal band do a Hair parody, but Age of Nefarious pulls it off with gusto. Hell failed to put out a debut album during the original NWOBHM era through a combination of accident (their record label collapsed mere weeks before they were supposed to go into the studio) and tragedy (the suicide of Dave Halliday), but with this album they've produced a release which could go round for round with any classic NWOBHM album you could care to name. Finally, Hell reigns supreme.

HELL Curse & Chapter

Album · 2013 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
My mother always told me I was possessed by the devil and that I would burn in hell showering me with Catholic guilt trips like there's no tomorrow but if this was the soundtrack to such a place then I would surely gladly spend my eternity soul afire as long as the sound system was large and classic metal music in the form of CURSE & CHAPTER was rocking the lava pits with all the intensity allowed under the sacred scriptures of the Underworld. HELL is back and rocking the world above and below with a vengence!

After a tumultuous beginning in the 80s that led to the band breaking up before the release of their first album and the suicide of the their lead singer, HELL made a come back in 2011 with their long-awaited first album HUMAN REMAINS. Rave reviews and a cult following made the album somewhat of a hit and luckily we didn't have to wait another 30 years for album number two. This album is a continuation of the previous only everything has been perfected. It is half old re-recorded material and half new but it all fits together like a snug jigsaw puzzle.

Seriously it doesn't get any better than this and everything about this release screams out instant classic in every possible way. The songs are top notch with satisfying diversity and the perfect progressive balance of metal styles including NWOBHM, thrash, power, symphonic, gothic, speed, doom, black and even Spinal Tap comedic moments like the “Age Of Aquarius” line in “The Age Of Nefarious.” All instruments are played with an uncanny zeal and David Bower has the best vocal range i've heard in a long time. Even the awesome album cover art and booklet are perfect. This album really gives melodic metal a serious kick in the assssssssss!

I have just heard one of my new favorite albums! 6 stars rounded waAay up ;~p HELL yeah!

HELL Curse & Chapter

Album · 2013 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Kev Rowland
Hell were viewed as an important underground band in the Eighties, but when the label they had signed to folded two weeks before they were due to record their full-length debut, singer Dave Halliday committed suicide. The band stopped, and no-one ever expected to hear any more from them, but their name had been kept in the public domain, most notably by guitarist/ producer Andy Sneap. In 2011 he and David Bower (vocals) joined original members Kev Bower (guitar and keys), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums) to record the debut album at last. There was a very positive response to the outcome (and it reached #46 in the German charts) but no-one was sure if it was just a one-off or if there would ever be more material. Well, the guys have been touring a great deal and the feeling is that Hell were once again a band, as opposed to a project, so back into the studio they went. The new album is comprised of 50% old material, and 50% new, but it isn’t possible to state which is which as it is a complete piece of work. Andy has built a reputation over the years as a producer, and along with Colin Richardson is one of the ones that I personally rate most highly in this field, so I knew what the sound was going to be punchy and powerful, but what about the music?

Hell were a band that passed me by first time around, so I am hearing all this material for the first time, and really the only thing to do with an album like this is just put it on repeat and keep playing it, as it is simply awesome. Imagine a slightly more commercial version of Iron Maiden combined with some of the heavier elements of Uriah Heep and you may just get close to what these guys are like, but of course don’t forget the vocals of Davis Bower who has been paying a lot of attention to classic Raven as well. The first time I played this I burst out laughing during the song “The Age of Nefarious” as there is a direct musical steal from the classic 5th Dimension “Age of Aquarius” in the chorus, just the one line but I wonder how many of people younger than me will get it? In many ways it sums up the album for me as there is the impression of five guys out there not only paying respect to what they did before but creating something that is brand new and incredibly powerful while having fun doing so.

There have been some incredible metal albums released during 2013, but this is one of the finest.

HELL Curse & Chapter

Album · 2013 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
adg211288
Curse & Chapter (2013) is the second full-length studio album by UK heavy metal act Hell. Hell were a band that were originally around in the eighties and included as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, although I do believe that I read somewhere that Hell tend to distance themselves from the movement. Their early career spawned a few demo releases but ultimately ended in 1987, following which frontman Dave G. Halliday committed suicide. Hell was resurrected by the surviving members in 2008 and eventually went on to release their debut full-length album Human Remains in 2011, almost thirty years after their initial formation with the line-up completed by David Bower (vocals) and Andy Sneap (guitars). It was always unclear to me at the time whether Human Remains would ultimately be the band's only release; it was made up entirely of their old material, but given how good it was I for one am glad that the guys have stuck with it and produced Curse & Chapter.

Although it was released in 2011 and had the benefit of a modern sound production and a major record label behind it, Human Remains always struck me as an album that, had it been released in the late eighties, would have been before it's time. It was theatrical, occasionally progressive, and epic all the way. It was also heavy on the narration, which was the only aspect of the album which didn't sit quite right with me. Curse & Chapter is once again all of these things, except that Hell has cut their narration parts down to a minimum as well as seeming to have upped the progressive qualities in their songs, the back to back pairing of The Disposer Supreme and Darkangel being the most prime examples.

The album picks up where Human Remains left off, quite literally, with a reprise of the debut's closing narration before launching into the introductory instrumental Gehennae Incendiis and lead single The Age of Nefarious. It doesn't take any more than this to put to rest any doubts over whether Human Remains was just the work of a band relying on their old songs to see them through. A few older songs from their demo days have made their way onto Curse & Chapter, but for the most part the album represents Hell fully integrating themselves with the present day metal scene, and it's to wondrous results as well as no doubt teaching said scene something about metal along the way. The music is absolutely furious traditional heavy metal, with no room for playing nice and tame and The Age of Nefarious in particular is an instant arse-kicker.

Special mention must be given to David Bower, whose theatrical yet aggressive vocal style fits perfectly over the riff-driven music, which in itself has a nod here and there to a number of different metal genres; pretty much anything you like from symphonic to extreme metal. Bower did somewhat strike me as an acquired taste on Human Remains but that's not a vibe I get from his performance on Curse & Chapter. Instead there's an air that this is a man who knows how to put on a show, even when that show is a studio album, and more to the point knows that he's good at it. There's no doubt in my mind that David Bower gave the male vocal performance of the year on this album.

And the album simply does not allow itself to relent on even a single aspect of what makes it so great from start to finish. I had previously proclaimed the debut album of Hell's label-mates Ashes of Ares as the best traditional heavy metal release of 2013 but it seems I am now going to have to retract that statement and instead apply it to Curse & Chapter. This is simply not to be missed if you are a fan of heavy metal in any shape or form. It betters Human Remains by the fact that the songs aren't too drawn out with narration, allowing them to get to the point hell of a lot quicker with no falloff between them. The material is faithful to their sound on Human Remains, but sounds honed by experience in comparison. Saying it is powerful doesn't even begin to cover it. With this they firmly cement their reputation as a top tier band and a five star range rating is easily deserved for Curse & Chapter.

98/100

(Originally written for Heavy Metal Haven: http://metaltube.freeforums.org/hell-curse-chapter-t3287.html)

HELL Movies Reviews

No HELL movie reviews posted yet.

HELL Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

HELL Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SLAYER
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Get Thothed Vol. II Traditional heavy metal
ARKHAM WITCH
Buy this album from MMA partners
Forward in Reverse Hard Rock
DIZZY MIZZ LIZZY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Experiment of Existence Thrash Metal
RIPPER
Buy this album from MMA partners
Death Rider Speed Metal
SPLIT HEAVEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Age of Destruction Grindcore
THE GRINDMOTHER
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online