Fireworks

CD Reviews

Hell In The Club - 'Shadow Of The Monster' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/fd/30/52/hell-in-the-club-shadow-of-the-monster-88-1470859049.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 10, 2016    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
5761   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Label

Label

Genre

It's great to see them produce an album so explosive and diverse, yet so full of their staple Sleazy sound.

Italian band Hell In The Club are back with a third album, and it's definitely their best yet. I found their sophomore album 'Devil On My Shoulder' a bit of a let-down after the raucous debut 'Let The Games Begin'. 'Shadow Of The Monster' has sparks flying, harmonies singing and a rhythm section ready to let rip in every track.

'Dance' is the perfect opener; a party piece of furious Rock with a touch of Sleaze. 'Enjoy The Ride' shows just how melodic this band can be, with lively vocals and ad-lib from vocalist Dave "Damna" Moras. He has an attitude reminiscent of Josh Todd of Buckcherry fame on 'Hell Sweet Hell', a punchy track with a dirty texture. So much goes on in these tracks that you would think you might have a hard time distinguishing anything, let alone a melody. However, HITC has perfected a rough but well-balanced sound that crams plenty in. They show it off on the softer 'The Life And Death Of Mr. Nobody' with well-timed drum fills and pauses, while Moras gives another emotional and stylish vocal performance. The title track is unruly and wild, as befits this energetic band.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


'Appetite' gets a little Fatal Smile-esque with ghostly keys and plenty of backing vocals, but it's a fun touch to an album already bringing plenty to the table. This vein continues in 'Le Cirque Des Horreurs'; an amalgamation of creepy fairground sounds before a truly likeable riff breaks out and we're back up to speed with staggered backing vocals and an urgency you often only find in Power Metal. 'Try Me, Hate Me' is like a sped-up Reckless Love; it wouldn't hurt having a touch more diversity in terms of melody, but it's fun, relentless and totally engrossing. The final track is a cover of The Brains' 'Money Changes Everything'; it's slower than the original and moodier than Cyndi Lauper's version, but HITC bring their own unruly style to it, ringing out a heart-wrenching guitar solo and crashing drum accompaniment.

You'll never be bored with this album. Hell In The Club have come into their own, and it's great to see them produce an album so explosive and diverse, yet so full of their staple Sleazy sound.

Sophie Brownlee

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  November 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  91011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month ago
  • Deeppurple#1 : Hi,I downloaded my free copy of issue #87 but I can't seem to open the file. Any advice?
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site