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Hell-Born - Legacy Of The Nephilim - 2006 - Conquer Records

Track Listing
1. Supreme Race
2. Devourer Of Souls
3. Brimstone Lakes Of Pandemonium
4. Lucifer
5. Phantom Infernal
6. The Art Of Necromancy
7. Guardians Of The Daemon Gate
8. Legacy Of The Nephilim
9. Blacklight Of Leviathan
When you are dealing with Polish death metal you immediately think of groups like Decapitated and Vader. Hell-Born are indeed born from the Polish death scene, a mad bunch of crazed deathheads providing a rather generic form of metal with their newest release "Legacy Of The Nephilim". In terms of precision and accuracy I hear nothing that faults the bands efforts or talent. However, in this day and age you really need production to stand out from the hordes and hordes of death metal fanatics and bands lining every street corner in every city in every country. The band play straight up mid-tempo death metal, complete with quick, stomping guitar riffs that recall early Amon Amarth. Vocalist Baal has a deep register, sounding a bit like Massi of an early version of Hypocrisy. I am a bit of a snob when it comes to this form of aggressive music. I need things shiny, polished, and spruced up with the lastest production wonders. I'll stick to Vader, Cannibal Corpse, and Unleashed for my death tunings. Fans of the wider realm should appreciate Hell-Born.



--EC 05.01.06



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Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

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5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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