HELLFOX - The Call - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/02/01/hellfox-the-call/
I have not listened to an album from start to finish for a while having got myself stuck within the lockdown playlist loop. This Italian all girl band formed in the winter of 2019 with an aim to bring melodic death metal up to date with its haunting vocals and growling. Taking inspiration from Amorphis and In Flames, the band add in a portion of Lacuna Coil into most of the songs and that certainly isn’t a problem.
Imagine a jukebox muddle where 3 songs play at the same time but somehow manage to fit together just right and that’s the sound that ‘The Call’ has. The dualism of the vocals is not conflicting, they meld and fit together perfectly which has the feel that it was two sides of the same person. This is the band’s objective and as they promote their main aim which is to have many different voices of the same soul. The guitars are here are raw and the person behind the drums must be doing a full body workout, as it is those beats which manage to carry the whole album. The vocals are amazing, and they easily manage to hold their own against such as a strong background. This delivery allows the lyrics to be forceful throughout and the growling just plainly enhances the experience. The album flowed from one song to the next and it would make a train journey very pleasant. The distorted synths during the track ‘Haunted’ make this a personal highlight with its jewellery box finish (the sound it makes when opened) being a chilling end.
There seven songs here are enhanced by a remastered version of ‘Death Star’ released 2020, the album may be a little samey throughout but if this is your genre it is certainly a treat. - Metal Digest
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"
Greta Antico – Vocals
Priscilla Foresti – Bass, Vocals
Gloria Capelli – Guitars
Federica Piscopo - Drums
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