This is the sort of Christmas music they should play in stores. It would chase the masses of Elton John fans out and leave the aisles uncluttered for ‘core and metal lovers.
If it doesn’t sound totally like Christmas music to you, then you probably don’t know that The Hell are currently doing their Shitmare Before Christmas tour in the UK. You’ll find tour venues and dates on their Facebook page. The page should also tell you that the band members are “shouty, sweary, snotty, lairy, bandanna-clad punks,” so clearly they are not the most pretentious guys from Watford, England.
I mentioned Elton John because he used to own Watford Football Club. The Hell’s hardcore may not be right up his street, but even he would have to agree that this song and the video really kick some arse. The British don’t kick ass, in the UK that means being cruel to a donkey.
The song is taken from The Hell’s album “Groovehammer”. You don’t have to be a hardcore fanatic to want it.
Genre: Neo-progressive rock with experimental touches and cinematic sweep
Release date: 30 May 2014
Label: Birds Robe Records
Length: 1 hour 18 minutes
Recommended to: Fans of Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Airbag and other emotional, atmospheric, introspective prog rock
Mammal’s rating: 4.5 out of 5