Hellpie - Long Gone Into Oblivion - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2021/11/21/hellpie-long-gone-into-oblivion/
Punk and metal have a relatively intertwined connection and throughout the mists of time, the two have borrowed endlessly from each other until several bastard children of the genres were born. This year has Hellpie returning with ‘Long Gone Into Oblivion’ the bands fourth studio album, their latest in a collection aggressive punk/metal.
Yes, you see the word punk and immediately think of three chords coupled with: “Hey! Ho!” etc. etc. Well, with ‘Long Gone…’ those thoughts can hey ho, let’s fuck off to fuckity off land right now because what Hellpie bring to the table is some furious riffage and raucous vocal deliveries. Throughout the course of its 35 minutes, ‘Long Gone…’ gives the listener a lesson in violence as tracks such as ‘Rubber Bullets’, ‘Burned Alive’ and ‘Long Gone’ summon up all the energy of Power Trip, D.R.I., Iron Reagan and early Corrosion of Conformity coupled with an early 80’s hardcore sound that appeals to fans of Fang, The Wipers and Flipper. Dug in amongst all this blazing ferocity is a grooving backbone which gives the listener a brief respite of spaced out Black Label Society or Down picking before being sucked back into the whirlwind.
‘Long Gone…’ is at its best when it is at its most aggressive, some of these songs do go on a little longer than needed and some of the fat could be trimmed. But, the raw anger and power carries this album forward meaning that ‘Long Gone…’ has a large replayability and is an almost perfect ‘fuck you’ to the end of a busy working day. Who ate all the pies? who ate all the pies? Hellpie ate all the pies! - Metal Digest
Release date: October 29, 2021
FFO: Wo-Fat, Kyuss, Monster Magnet, Gravehuffer
Hellpie makes heavy music for people that eat pie. Specifically evil pies. Not like apple pie, but really tormented, sadistic pies. This groove metal concoction is infused with Edward Simpson on vocals and guitars, Bryon Ciotti on bass, and Steve 'bones' McKay on drums.
Their fourth album “Long Gone Into Oblivion”, with six tracks and a subtle nod to Mike Bossier at Oblivion studios, has some heavy riffs, some thick grooves and some deeps thoughts. It’s starts you off on your journey with current events like our struggles with social justice and civil rights and the stigma to choose a side in the track “Rubber Bullets”, a tune with an urgent flow and an air raid breakdown. Then they touch on the subject of climate change and how the temperature is rising in “Burned Alive”, and how our earth is fighting back against the human virus. As we are taking more than we need and we ask are we in fact “Long Gone “(with guest vocals by Jeremy Dyer) too far down the road to our own destruction to turn back. Which leads us to our current challenge to remain strong and fight on in this “World of Pain” with a driving main riff that changes to a swaying break that rocks back and forth like choppy waves at sea. Through it all we must in fact become as one to create a rebirth and a “New Reality”. We must plant a new seed and grow a new future. In this song there is calm, there is turbulence and then there is unity. In the end of this journey, we find that although we start at the bottom and we walk a tight rope through life we will fight on and together we will “Rise”. Enjoy the ride!
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SINGLE: “LONG GONE” Asks are we too far ‘Long Gone’ down the road to our own destruction to turn back? Includes guest vocals by Jeremy Dyer (Snipers of Babel, Gaffled, The Great Ame-xican Standoff).
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