Vhöl - Vhöl (Self-Titled) Digipak CD
VHÖL (California, USA) - (Self-Titled) (sealed Digipak CD). This West Coast Metal quartet features members of Yob, Ludicra, and Hammers of Misfortune. Their self-titled debut is a wonderfully weird intersection of Black Metal and Hardcore impulse and attitude, laced with elements of Prog, Thrash, and Gloriously Old-School Rock'n'Roll.
VHÖL is an entirely new beast of its own, ready to gnaw off the flesh of whoever dares to cross it. That being said, this record doesn’t pretend to carry the same grand designs and ambitions that the aforementioned acts brought to every one of their records. These are seven neck-breaking slabs of crusty, swinging, dark Heavy Metal- nothing more, nothing less.
It remains to be seen if this band will attempt to scale the heights reached by their past achievements, but for now "VHOL" rips with a righteous fury. If they can come close to matching this record the next time around, it’ll be a superb achievement. If they top it, the Heavy Metal world will be in for a very rude awakening. Highly recommended for those seeking something interesting & different. **originally published on metalassault.com** Profound Lore Records – PFL-113