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Himsa
Hail Horror


4.5
superb

Review

by SHOWDOWN USER (2 Reviews)
March 16th, 2006 | 30 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist


With Himsa's new release "Hail Horror" they break the boundaries of what some thought was impossible after the release of "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" They step it up quite a few notches on "Hail Horror". In one word this album can be described as BRUTAL, The unique voice of John Pettibone really shows it's range on this album, from almost death metal lows to not quite piercing highs. His voice is different than most metal vocalists in my opinion anyway. The guitar work on this album is simplistic at some points, but that does not take away from how good it is, it doesn?t have to be complicated to be awesome. The guitarists do some pretty nice harmony work, and the solos flat out rock. The drums are just simply amazing in my point of view. I can't really hear the bass, but I rarely can on anything, so don?t let that turn you off to this phenomenal album.

The albums high points are the songs "The Destroyer" and "Seminal" The first starts off with what sounds like a timpani drum, and a distorted voice in the background, then what sounds like a heart monitor goes dead. It then kicks in to very heavy guitar and drum intro. This song has a breakdown in it and some people hate most "metalcore" bands because they wear out breakdowns, listen to this one and I bet you change you're mind, it's sounds so heavy that if it were an actual object, you couldn?t pick it up.

The later, "Seminal" starts off with what sound like twin guitar type solo/intro, just to get you ready, and the kicks into John Pettibone's barking screams, and the chorus is catchy as well. The solo this song is epic, and it has one of the coolest lines in it "Bury the hatchet in the name of aggression, They're living on they're knees" Excellent drumming on both songs. If you liked "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" and haven?t got this album yet, get it ASAP, you wont be disappointed, and if you haven?t heard off Himsa and want some brutal heavy metal, buy "Hail Horror" it satisfies.

This is my first review, so some constructive criticism would be nice.


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Raiven
March 16th 2006


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Congratulations on getting the wrong album cover =)



This is an awesome album and surpasses Courting Tragedy in everyway. Wither and Seminal are my favourite songs.

Neoteric
March 16th 2006


3243 Comments


Nice first review, you should review more.

Shadows
Moderator
March 16th 2006


2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Wrong cover art. I was going to do this but you beat me to it. This album was a letdown. Only a few songs stand out.

Confessed2005
March 16th 2006


5177 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I heard 'Wither' a while back on a sampler and it is an awesome song. Cool review for one of your first.

pattern_recognition
March 17th 2006


950 Comments


Wolfchild is sheer awesomeness. Love that intro riff.

SHOWDOWN
March 17th 2006


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

for some reason the album cover came up wrong i tried to use the Hail Horror cover, and it seemed like it went ok, but when i come bake to check it out i see the wrong one, i dont know what went wrong, and by the way, thanks for the complements.

espbassist
April 14th 2006


66 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I can only seem to find the other cover, which one is the real one????

x00046455
April 25th 2006


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

That is the right album cover. it even says hail horror on it. wat album are you lookin at?!

~SUNK_LOTO~
April 28th 2006


4 Comments


hail horror is one of my favo albums right now i reckon the song that made the album happen was "the destroyer" this song is hardcore and metal mixed in one i rate "hail horror" 10/10


King Antichrist
May 6th 2006


21 Comments


Sleezevil is the best song from them.

Foreskin Fondler
May 6th 2006


279 Comments


I always get confused between HIM and Himsa.

cutthroatmurderers
May 17th 2006


11 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

there are only about 4 good songs on this

x00046455
October 19th 2006


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Absolutely Brilliant album. not one bad song. highly recommend this to anyone who like their metal brutal as fuck, but still kinda melodic. great review to, very well written. i thought the song Wither was a definate album highpoint.

LifeInABox
December 3rd 2006


3709 Comments


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LifeInABox
April 5th 2007


3709 Comments


....This Message Edited On 08.27.07

jrowa001
June 1st 2007


8752 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

excellent album, these guys and Heaven Shall Burn play this style of metal very well

Confessed2005
August 25th 2007


5177 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Apparently, this costs close to $125...

Knuckles
August 25th 2007


74 Comments


Funny, when I bought it a couple years ago, I think it was about $12.

BallsToTheWall
October 24th 2007


50436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great cd. Pestilence, Seminal, and Sleezevil are sick. New cd is even better.

Digging: Sematary - Rainbow Bridge

BallsToTheWall
November 13th 2007


50436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Has anyone seen the new Himsa videos? One, they're sasquatches, and the other, they're tennis players. Check it out.



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