Imagine a very traditional Metal band gets a severe case of Schizophrenia and the wost case is with the singer. So if you keep in mind that although at Its roots this Helstar release is traditional Metal, there are elements of both Thrash and Black Metal sprinkled all over the place, you will have this release in a nutshell. Variety in one Metal release doesn't get this well crafted often.
So maybe it is because so many releases I get sent are at best a disappointment and at worst pure torture, but this release stands out like a brick of pure gold dropped into the bottom of a portable toilet at an all day Metal Festival. In fact it leaves me torn on what cd to feature next week.
There is very little bad that can be said here, but nothing is ever perfect when you are a jaded prick like me. At times the 'thrash gallop' is over used a bit. On two songs he over uses his Dino Burger impression. Petty complaints in the overall picture of this otherwise amazing collection of new material.
When I complain bands sound too flat and monotone, this band is a great example of how to mix it up in a way that actually increases the intensity instead of decreasing it.