Fuck Off
Hell on Earth


4.0
excellent

Review

by Greg Wood USER (20 Reviews)
September 1st, 2009 | 58 replies


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A solid thrash metal album that any fan of the genre can enjoy.

What do we mostly associate with Spain? Paella, sangria, sun, sand and sea, usually. But what about thrash metal? Would you associate THAT with Spain? Surely not, seeing as how Spain has had no notable thrash metal bands, right?

F*ck Off.

F*ck Off are a Spanish thrash metal band who formed in the late 80’s when the genre was at its peak. Hell on Earth is their second album, released in 1990, the same year that metal classics Seasons in the Abyss and Rust in Peace were released by thrash giants Slayer and Megadeth respectively. And while it doesn’t stand up to those classic albums, Hell on Earth is still a solid thrash metal record that any fan of the genre can enjoy.

After the glorified intro that is Embrion, the first full track, Witch (Hell Below the Belly) greets our ears with fast riffs, thundering bass-lines and speedy drum fills as Josep ‘Pep’ Casas shouts into the microphone with all his might. Needless to say it rips your face off, and this trend continues throughout the album, with little variation from the band. The slower-paced intro riffs to the title track, Don’t You Have Fear and In Your Grave only last a minute or so before the band hits full throttle again. They’re able to do this and still retain the listener’s interest thanks to a bunch of genuinely catchy riffs and blistering solos which are scattered throughout the album. Truth be told, Hell on Earth doesn’t really have any bad tracks, barring the instrumental closer Cyclone which doesn’t really do enough to justify its ten minute length due to samey riffs, repetitive drum fills, and an uninspired attempt a bass solo; as a result it becomes boring and begins to drag well before it’s over.

Something which could be considered both a good and bad point about Hell on Earth are the lyrics, which are just laughably cheesy. Witch (Hell Below the Belly) for example is about Satan impregnating his ‘mistress’, and with lines such as:

Demonic forces,
absolute satisfaction,
black and hot sperm
into the abdomen.


It’s hard to take them seriously. The rest of the lyrics aren’t much better, with every song either about violence, religion, or both. Blasphemy and Midnight Confession are both about the sexual deviance of the Catholic Church, featuring such lines as “high priest wa*ks, touching virgin childs” and “priest sticks d*ck, up the nun’s ar*e”. Whereas the title track is about the end of the world, and In Your Grave is about corpses decomposing. The band also shows they’re not content with forgetting their roots with Inquisición, a song with entirely Spanish lyrics.

Despite the cheesy lyrics and a dud track, Hell on Earth is a great album. What it lacks in variation it makes up for with pure speed, heaviness and aggression, everything a thrash fan could possibly want. So remember, the next time someone asks you what you mostly associate with Spain, instead of the usual answers, just simply reply “F*ck Off”.



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Romulus
September 1st 2009


8447 Comments


Good review, intro is great

Titan50
September 1st 2009


4588 Comments


What's a better name? This or Fucked Up

Greggers
September 1st 2009


2375 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This, by far :D

Yazz_Flute
September 1st 2009


18875 Comments


This sounds hilarious.

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shade
September 1st 2009


1198 Comments


The best name, titan, would be the Fuck Buttons.

KYZAR
September 1st 2009


513 Comments


the fuck buttons? o yes

south_of_heaven 11
September 1st 2009


5438 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

love this album

ChaosTheory
September 1st 2009


102 Comments


Yeah i highly doupt any bad called "fuck off" are suppsoed to be taken seriously.

KILL
October 14th 2009


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

gettin this today omg

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Ulsufyring
October 30th 2009


1724 Comments


count this any good or is pewpty

KILL3
October 30th 2009


601 Comments


fuck off

OllieS
October 30th 2009


2037 Comments


'Fuck, The Retarded Girl' is the worst band name I've heard

Greggers
October 30th 2009


2375 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Theres a band called the Gay Blades, and Gay for Johnny Depp

Ulsufyring
October 30th 2009


1724 Comments


dammit kill now i will never listen to this

dropout
July 25th 2010


74 Comments


lol at fuck,the retarded girl
only person ive heard of who knows them lol

KILL
October 22nd 2010


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

witch is my fav song here just SO GOOD THRASH

KILL
July 3rd 2011


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

HELL ON EARTH

KILL
January 19th 2012


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ETERNAL UNIFICATION

KILL
March 2nd 2012


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

THE GRAVE





IS YOUR DESTINY

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 2nd 2012


21607 Comments


Need to get this.

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