HELLFOX - The Call - Reviewed By Hellfire! Tuesday January 11 2022, 2:17 PM
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HELLFOX - The Call - Reviewed By Hellfire!

HELLFOX - The Call - Reviewed By Hellfire ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.hellfire-magazin.de/hellfox-the-call/

If the promo is to be believed, HELLFOX is an Italian all-female alternative metal band with a tendency to melodic death metal. In fact, however, more than just tendencies in this direction can be recognized, because the songs of the four girls live from the oppositeness of the two voices of Greta Antico (klargesang) and Priscilla Foresti (Growls).

In terms of songwriting, HELLFOX are basically based on bands like Amorphis, In Flames and Dark Tranquility, but they give their sound a very special touch thanks to plenty of 80s synths. This is exactly what the spirits will probably differ on, because these sounds can be a bit heavy in your stomach. Although bands such as Crematory have evoked both enthusiasm and rejection in a similar way to this day, HELLFOX then pushed the whole thing a bit further, which the band itself describes as "acid and distorted sounds with great atmospheres".

Thus, the great half-ballad "Nothing Really Ends" is pasted right at the beginning with sticky synths as well as the instrumental "Rebirth" in the first half, which will certainly not meet with undivided approval from the inexperienced listener. Although I am aware that the four ladies here realize their artistic version, I for my part am convinced that the two examples mentioned would not be any worse without these gimmicks. No matter, in the end this remains a matter of taste anyway!

In addition to the two previously mentioned tracks, I would include the somewhat sluggish "Raising" as well as the remarkably catchy ending "Dead Star", a remastered version of a track released two years ago. And "Bleeding Machine" is characterized above all by the fact that the girls put a few coals on it and break out of the prevailing mid-tempo scheme.

All in all, a successful debut that the four ladies conjured up. Although there is still room for improvement in terms of songwriting (keyword variety), but a decent melodic death metal record is "The Call" anyway!

From me there are 7 out of 10 Hellfire points - Hellfire

Release Date: Jan, 21 2022

FFO: Lacuna Coil, Amorphis, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity

Music for the Masses has the pleasure to announce the agreement for the release of the debut Album of the Alternative Metal ALL FEMALE BAND: HELLFOX with the debut album “The Call”!

The album, scheduled for release on January 21st 2022 features 7 new tracks plus the remastered Version of “Dead Star”, released in late 2020, which gathered consensus among press and fans! The album will be distributed in Italy by EGEA MUSIC Italy, in Europe by CODE 7 UK and by WORMHOLEDEATH Japan, besides all digital platforms. Hellfox trademark is represented by the dualism between Greta and Priscilla’s voices, which intertwine while telling the tales of the album. But let the band members’ words speak for their own:

“HELLFOX is an alternative metal (alt-metal) leaning towards melodic Death Metal. In spite of four rather different musical backgrounds, we’re on the same page on the inspiration we draw from Amorphis, In Flames and  Dark Tranquillity in the process of songwriting, while we’ve chosen to detach from the Symphonic context, widely regarded as feminine, inserting acid, distorted synths in order to create a modern mood we felt our own and committed more adherently to the pop vibe of Greta’s melodic voice. The dualism existing within HELLFOX is not to be meant as a conflicting one, it’s rather the result of different voices interacting inside the human soul, different faces if we want to put it down this way. Faces mingling and generating the person in itself, in its entirety, who create and live in harmony and balance although seemingly clashing one another. We do not use masks to conform to the mass, while we don’t even want to distinguish ourselves at any cost, in a society where normality is a mere surface. The abyss, on the other hand, is made of countless personality facets, both for the collective and the single human being. Our message is accessible to all, everyone can recognize it in her or himself: that small, tiny voice in your head which attracts or repulses you…’cause nothing is normal for us, nothing is different.”

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Hellfox was born from the 4 members’ different musical tastes and influences. We're not trying to fit into a genre, our music expremes the need to convey what we have behind the mask everyone wears in every day life, independently of what we are. Instrumental parts are made of acid and distorted sounds with great atmospheres, where two voices fights with each other’s. The band formed during 2019 winter, thanks to the Greta and Priscilla rediscovered friendship. In February 2019 they find Gloria, and after a long and exhausting research, finally they find Federica to properly complete the band.
"Hear our call"

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Line Up:
Greta Antico – Vocals
Priscilla Foresti – Bass, Vocals
Gloria Capelli – Guitars
Federica Piscopo - Drums

Follow the band at these links:

https://instagram.com/hellfoxofficial?igshid=3p01a7vcxvfr
https://facebook.com/HellfoxOfficial/
https://youtube.com/channel/UCqpx9Z3Yam2RRvdPF_jQp9g
https://open.spotify.com/artist/74vdoR0KlT5MBw1z3vmhFV

WWW.MUSICFORTHEMASSESRECORDS.COM
WWW.MUSICFORTHEMASSESDISTRO.COM

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