Saturday, 10 September 2016

ALBUM REVIEW: Rebaelliun - "The Hell's Decrees"

By: Richard Maw

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 06/05/2016
Label: Hammerheart Records


This is truly vicious stuff and places the band up there with the best of Brazilian musical exports. For those that like their death with a layer of filth with Germanic thrash and doom undertones, this is a must.

“The Hell's Decrees” CD//DD track listing:

1). Affronting the Gods
2). Legion
3). The Path of the Wolf
4). Fire and Brimstone
5). Dawn of Mayhem
6). Rebellion
7). Crush the Cross
8). Anarchy (The Hell's Decrees Manifesto)


The Review:

Brazilians Rebaelliun return with their third studio album after a fifteen year (?!) break. Perhaps it is lazy to use Krisiun as a sonic reference point, but... there we are. This is deathly stuff: blasting drums and growling vocals, but with excellent riffs and changes. The opener “Affronting The Gods” is as vicious as it should be. Excellent lead breaks abound, right to the last.

The album has thus shown its hand early, as things continue in exactly the same vein with “Legion”- another nasty piece of work, delivered with utter conviction! “The Path of The Wolf” has grinding and lurching riffage mixed up with slower tempos and well delivered vocals. “Fire and Brimstone” sounds exactly like it should with that title and again uses the lower tempos to great effect. 

“Dawn of Mayhem” tips the album over the half way point, with a totally rage filled delivery- and again the lead runs really add something to the vortex of riffs. The band give themselves a theme song on this album and it mixes up doom type riffs with their more regular death metal fare.

The blasphemy continues with “Crush The Cross”. The quasi-title track finishes off these eight well paced tracks. This is truly vicious stuff and places the band up there with the best of Brazilian musical exports. For those that like their death with a layer of filth with Germanic thrash and doom undertones, this is a must.

“The Hell’s Decrees” is available here

Band info: facebook || official

FFO: Krisiun, Abhorrence, Angelcorpse, Mental Horror

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