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Old Mother Hell - Old Mother Hell

Old Mother Hell - Old Mother Hell

Label : Cruz Del Sur Music | Archive under speed / thrash metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Wim R. : From Germany I present you; Old Mother Hell. This self-titled release is the first album for this band. The six songs are recorded live in the studio, with production being handled by Jens Siefert. Sound wise there are thrash and doom influences. You can also hear that Iron Maiden is an influence. So far, the German rock press is very enthusiastic about the album, which only shows you that the Germans are a pretty chauvinistic bunch (but that is old news, right?). The accompanying bio states that a band of three cannot hide behind other musicians and weak parts are directly noticeable. Well, band members Senft, André and Wener work their way through the, somewhat simplistic, songs in a sloppy way. There are hardly any musically exciting moments on ‘Old Mother Hell’, the musicianship is nothing more than average. So, the weak moments are definitely there. The second song even has some out of tune guitar parts, come on! Highlights on this album? Sorry, none……

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