Koen W. : The blackened thrashers All Hell continue with their third album ‘The Grave Alchemist' where they left off with its predecessor ‘The Red Sect’. Still the music sounds raw, furious and primitive. Singer Jacob Curwen spits and growls his lyrics as if he is possessed by the devil. Actually, his voice sounds like pure black horror and that is their intention. Especially considering that the main inspiration of the band still is the horror genre itself. Although the band still can play uncompromisingly loud, they dare to experiment a bit more so that the album sounds some more variety as their predecessor. And that the band only benefits. Just listen to the experimental guitar work at the end of 'The Thing In The Ground'. With ‘Elixir’ you even hear a completely instrumental rock song where the sludge, mud and other filth is dripping off. During 'Vampiric Lust' they so violent rampage that you spontaneously think back to the early years of Slayer and Venom. However, with 'I Am The Mist’ they play a bit later a black rock song with a hefty dose of punk and the the spirit of Motörhead is not far away. Listeners who prefer to consume their steak raw and bloody are going enjoy this. If the vegetarian equivalent Quorn, tofu, tempeh or seitan will taste as good I don’t know. But in any case, All Hell has made a nice piece of music.