Midnite Hellion
Condemned to Hell

1. Black And White
2. Death Dealer
3. Cross The Line
4. Enter The Nightmare
5. Soldiers Of Hades
6. The Fever
7. Rip It Up
8. The Morrigan
9. Teenage Bloodsuckin' Bimbos

Rich Kubik – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Mario DiBartolo – Guitars
Drew Rizzo – Drums

2013: One
2005: Within Shadows EP

Mario DiBartolo - Guitars (additional) (tracks 4, 7)
Teresa La Mantia - Vocals (additional) (track 9)

Cheryl - Layout
Len Carmichael - Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Five Miligrams - Artwork

Released 2017-09-15
Reviewed 2017-12-19

witches brew

Out of the barren wastelands of Trenton, NJ, comes Midnite Hellion and with their debut album they condemn us to hell. It is an album that looks quite good and a vinyl version of it would certainly add to any record collection. They have done some other stuff before this album with high praises and critical acclaim according to the press material that followed the promo. But perhaps it is an album that looks a bit better than it sounds, the song titles are of the usual variety – that much is certain.

Thrashy heavy metal is how I would describe this album, quite powerful and energetic heavy metal. The vocals are quite rough and powerful as well, not the best vocals I have heard but they fit the style quite well. The songs are of a usual variety so you should not expect the unexpected when playing through the album, and neither should you expect much in terms of variation. In fact, the 37 minutes the album plays feels kind of long – that would seem to indicate a lack of variation or an order of songs that doesn’t fully utilise the quality of the album.

The album itself is good enough, the songs are strong and I like the energy. But I cannot help thinking that it is an album by fans for fans, as a critic it is hard to muster up too much enthusiasm for an album that clings on to the past rather than looking towards the future. It is however, an album that will suit fans of the heavy metal genre well, especially if you like a little more power, the thrashy sensation is certainly something that adds to the overall feel of this album. I would describe it as a decent album that mostly caters to those who wants their music to always sounds more or less the same.

Pretty entertaining thrashy heavy metal is what we get, nothing that really stands out but a decent album nevertheless. I give thumbs up for the cover and a nod of approval to the music; I don’t feel condemned to hell when listening to it and that is a good thing, a pretty good album.





Label: Witches Brew
Three similar bands: Tygers of Pan Tang/Armored Saint/Blitzkrieg

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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