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Storm the Gates of Hell (CD/DVD)

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  • Demon Hunter started their career with what is commonly accepted as their best album and one which the band will probably never top. After that the band changed their sound and with their new release, Storm the Gates of Hell, being their fourth album shows that they are now perfecting their changed sound.

    Storm the Gates of Hell feels to be far more mature than the prior released by this hard Christian metal band. This claim is evident when prying open the flaps of the album cover you can read “Hell hath no fury at all”. The fact that Demon Hunter is a Christian band can be felt more with this release compared to the past ones, however still not preachy.

    The songs are well written and this time around even contain a few guitar solos that the songs on the past albums desperately needed. The “growl” are vocals are still loud and aggressive and when singing with clean vocals they have more melody and do a better job of dodging an emo sound. This release also has two extra songs that are omitted on the regular release that make the album end much stronger. The bonus DVD is short but does have a nice pay off and is worth the extra couple of dollars. Demon Hunter is easily showing that whether Christian or not, they are a force to be reckoned with and will continue to compete with some of the best metal bands on the planet.

    Posted on December 5, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I highly recommend this CD to anyone who enjoys HardCore music. Demon Hunter is #1 in its class. I own several of their CD’s and this is a great addition to the collection. You will not be disappointed

    Posted on December 5, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This my friend is the way Killswitch Engage Should have gone, idk if im the only one who notcied this but “radio Metal” is corrupting the former greats of Metal, now out of the shadows steps Demon Hunter one of the best Metal bands ever (my opion of course. This album is amazing and floored me on the first listen. Their last album was kinda dry and i got tired of it qick. this baby on the other hand i’ve been listing to since Nov when i bought it and it’s july 2008 now! so it’s one of a kind just an album that gives me hope for the positve metal sence. i say with in the next couple years DH is gonna go main stream and i hope they keep with the heavyness and tear the faces off all who appose them. 5 stars boys good job.

    Posted on December 5, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Incredibly heavy music with a positive message. This is a step up from The Triptych, in my opinion. (not that The Triptych was bad or anything.) This was a big musical improvement, and I think Ryan’s vocals on this one were just so much more brutal. Pick this one up if you like Demon Hunter’s other stuff. If you’re not familiar with them, but like heavy music, pick this one up.

    Posted on December 5, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I waited a few days to review this album and let the tracks really sink in. I went back to previous DH albums and was struck with the originality and quality of this new release. DH ’s writing and taking the extra time in the studio has paid off big time. There attention to detail really comes through. The tracks are a diverse mix of metallic riffs and dark melodies yet beautiful mix of metal/hardcore intensity.

    Lyrically this album is there best work even bringing Bruce Fitzbugh from Living Sacrifice. Ryan Clark effortlessly alternating between throat-shredding screams and powerhouse rock vocals. DH does what I like best, bringing Melody that’s often lacking in this genre.
    The music is inventive and well thought out. The album’s art is interesting particularly the way the booklet opens, and the back cover depicts the band wearing clerical collars.

    Picking a favorite song is difficult. Very rarely will I purchase a CD with all the tracks so listenable.I can’t stop listening to Carry Me down. Ryan stated in the DVD interview it was a song about how he saw his Funeral. It is a very powerfull and moving song. The DVD has about 20 minutes and features a documentary and the music video to Fading Away. I would think they would have put more on this DVD, another video perhaps.

    This is one of those rare CD’s you just can’t stop playing. The songs are infectious to the point of obsession. My only complaint is that the album in my opinion is slightly overproduced. I like some of the electronics however I prefer a more organic sound. Some of the guitar work should have been left alone or used more (ex; a guitar solo in the middle of Thread of Light would have been perfect.

    The DH team deserves accolades and success for there new CD. I’m unsure how they could top this new album, I just hope the boys have many more albums to bless us with.

    Posted on December 4, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now