Review – Hellfekted – Death of Iron (Single)

Hutch reviews the upcoming single from our mates in Hellfekted…

It’s been a year of some magnitude for Hellfekted. For anyone in the New Blood stage on Friday 10th August at 10:30, the “morning mosh” was surely one of the highlights of the entire festival. They stormed the Coalville metal invasion, ripped up Hammerfest, tore a hole at Uprising and by the time this single drops, they’ll have roared their way through the Manorfest North event as well. 

Quite a year then, but although their snarling, visceral live shows are where they flourish, songs are also needed to provide the ammunition. As any self-respecting thrasher will know, ‘Death of Iron’ was the track that opened the third volume of ‘Moshin the Roof On’, so many of us will be familiar with the sheer bruising nature of this song. We’ve danced, we’ve moshed, we’ve shaken our heads to it.  But now we get to have it in the earholes 24-7. And it’s just a majestic, bludgeoning track that gets better on every listen. 

The striking of iron throughout the track is a masterstroke and adds to the atmosphere. The almost oriental intro of the dual guitar riff gives way to an irresistible urge to rage. The song kicks in, the vocals roar, and the power engulfs. It’s a smouldering beast rather than a frantic high tempo, but the riff is simply brutal. Precision drumming nails everything down tight, the audio clips add to the overall feel and the way in which is slowly builds into a massive chugging monster just works on every level. If this song doesn’t get you itching to grab a beer and lose your shit, then you’ll be on the wrong site here. Put simply, Death of Iron is one of the best songs of 2022, and I for one am desperate for Hellfekted to push on and power into 2023 with the same bullish charm that they have delivered this year. Come get some. It’ll purge your soul.

Out on November the 4th so Pre Save NOW

Hellfekted – Method Of Destruction (single)

Batten down the hatches and prepare for incoming fire, as Hellfekted stock up the hell tank with evil munitions and have you in their sights!

Yes the Nottingham/Stoke based blackened Thrashers are back with their first new single since releasing ‘Woe To The Kingdom Of Blood’ earlier in 2020, and this is going to tear your head off.

As always with a Hellfekted track, this isn’t for the faint hearted, as the lads take you for a tour of the battlefield in about six and a half minutes, starting with small arms fire and vocalist Liam’s call to arms, before an explosion triggers the launch of the guitars.

Hellfekted 2020

The true assault then truly begins with drums, bass, guitars and vocalist raining down blows into your ears, this isn’t non stop speed though, as the slower sections of the song, really break up the shock tactics of the wailing black metal guitars with some crushingly slow doom-esq sections that add some real menace and foreboding to the track, and give you a feeling that this war may be with an enemy not of this earth!

Whilst have nothing directly in common and they are no copycats, Hellfekted continue to remind me of ‘…in battle there is no law’ era Bolt Thrower, and I’ve no complaints with that!

‘Rip out your eyes too unsee the light’

Method Of Destruction is out on all digital platforms on the 5th December 2020, STREAM NOW

Hellfekted – Woe To The Kingdom Of Blood

@hellfekted – Woe To The Kingdom Of Blood – Release Date 29th March 2020

The Hellfekted lads have pulled together a cracking first album, ‘Woe To The Kingdom Of Blood’ is a full on modern thrash album, packed with frightening riffs, bags of tempo, death tinged vocals and a shovel full of Evil intent.

But don’t think modern as in over processed or auto-tuned to fuck, this is well played and well produced with a thick sound that fills your ears, the bass and drum work is strong but ‘real’ and the guitar work winds up and down in all the right places, with intricate solo’s to compliment the driving rhythm.

From the Church Bells and Air Raid Sirens of opening track ‘Woe To The Kingdom Of Blood’ through to the short sharp terror of final track ‘Archaic Demise’ this is an album that punches well above its weight from a relative newcomer to the UK scene!

Help your mind crumble into evilness and pre-order a digital copy of the album from BandCamp or find them on Spotify, and make sure you catch them live!