Demon Head – Hellfire Ocean Void

Rating: 3.5/5
Distributor/label URL: Svart Records
Released: 2019
Buy Album: https://www.svartrecords.com/product/hellfire-ocean-void/
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/Demoncoven/

Band line-up:

Jeppe Wittus – Drums
Ferreira Larsen – Vocals
Fuglang – Bass
Gjerlufsen Nielsen – Guitars
Gjerluff Nielsen – Guitars

Tracklisting:

1. Rumours
2. The Night is Yours
3. A Flaming Sea
4. In the Hour of the Wolf
5. Labyrinth
6. Strange Eggs
7. Death’s Solitude
8. Mercury & Sulphur

Review

Over the last decade, the homeland of most contemporary metal and rock music, Scandinavia, has birthed a healthy new wave of occult-themed bands, and the latest to arise in notoriety from said land is Denmark’s Demon Head, who have now released their third studio album: ‘Hellfire Ocean Void,’ described in one of their online bios as Diabolic Rock.

Where does one begin on this gem of darkness? Well, it has all the right clichés you’d expect from an experienced band or one who have emulated the strength and agility of the old school by recording their album in their own analogue studio out in the middle of nowhere.

This you can tell from the moment you turn it on, for I was under the impression I’d stumbled across a jam album from their contemporaries, In Solitude and Grave Pleasures, recorded in an abandoned chapel out in the wilderness.

If you really go for classics like Black Sabbath, Coven, Lucifer or contemporaries like Jess and the Ancient Ones, this is an audible grimoire you must add to your collection. Over the course of 40 minutes, these Danes summon more than just a set of demons by fusing traditional metal with psychedelia and blues rock to please the wide spectrum of fans who adore all things of the dark arts.

Scandinavia still shines brightly in the underworld of evil music and Demon Head is now riding to the helm of that movement, on chariots of memorable guitar solos, ghostly vocals and a bone-chilling bass line that’ll have your spine tingling.

If you fancy waking the hounds of hell at the witching hour, take this album with you on a night-time walk through your local cemetery.

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Review by

Demitri Levantis

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