OCTOBER 10th 2014

Review by Metal Mom

Genre: Thrash/DeathMetal
Hometown: Bergen, Norway
Record Label: Listenable Records
Photo credit: Jarle Hovda Moe

Band Members:
Thebon (ex-Keep of Kalessin)
Alkolust (ex-Byfrost)
Max Morbid (ex-Breed)
Martin Legreid (66 Crusher)

Accelerated, heavy, dark and more sinister than ever and it’s about to be unleashed upon the world in 2015, for us in North America it is JANUARY 20, 2015, can you wait that long for this next powerhouse from Hellish Outcast “Stay of Execution” ?

The album was recorded in the legendary Grieghallen Studios in Bergen, who have worked with Enslaved, Emperor, Immortal, Burzum and many others. A new member for this album is producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evil and many more). You will also find some guest appearances by Silje Wergeland from The Gathering and Bjørn Ognøy (Ognoise, Solstorm).

Hellish Outcast is a band that is underrated locally, but they are carving out a name for themselves these days, with such brutal aggression and pure intensity, in other words, they grab you by the throat and don’t let go. They have nailed their sound to perfection. What you get on this album is something you won’t soon forget, nor will you put the album aside after listening to it once. It will hit you full force with some hard hitting brutal guitar riffs, some epic bass playing, and drums blasts that are maniacal explosions, and let’s not forget the vocals, varied with hellfire thought-out, its never the same, combine all this together and you have one very bad-ass CD. It is filled with brutal strength, aggressive sound, its really a very unique and extremely well put together album, it’s pretty obvious, much thought and care went into giving fans around the world an extreme listen.

I am not a huge thrash fan, but their last album “Your God will Bleed” got me a little more interested, but this album “Stay of Execution” has me hooked. That says a lot about the talent behind this album. Make sure to mark it on your calendar, you won’t want to miss this release, they have exceeded and surpassed their last album 10 fold.

Track Listing:
 1. Partition Of Lust
 2. I Can No Longer See The Sun
 3. Heresiarch
 4. Hunter Supreme
 5. Gods Of Fear
 6. Leave
 7. Machines
 8. Stay Of Execution
 9. Morbid Attraction
10. Torment
11. The Wait

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