We Say :- So this is rust metal then ? The Swedes describe their sound as a falling somewhere between groove metal and sludge, but to these old and knackered ears the most immediately obvious comparison is to good old fashioned Thrash. However you want to label this there’s no denying that there is an incredible level of energy and aggression here, an aural assault that pins you to the seat and leaves you battered and bruised…
The vocal performance is something worth mentioning too, a gravelly growling delivery which underscores an impressive musical talent. It’s not a performance that ever takes the easy way out by getting needlessly extreme, if that makes sense. I guess that more than anything it reminds me of a downtuned Chuck Billy, which fits the thrash overtones of Another Hell’s metal to perfection.
The opening soundbite to Redemption sets the whole scene neatly, an extract from President Trumans’s announcement that “The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima”, before the band drop a bomb of their own with some crushing, heavy riffs and an awesome delivery of full-force melodic, intelligent metal. Over the course of the 5 tracks that go to make up this release things just never let up, even the slower bits only serving to set you up for the next onslaught.
Keep an eye out for Another Hell, if this E.P. is anything to go by the upcoming full length album will be magnificent…
When we never started these CackBlabbath spotlight things I never imagined that we’d get so many incredible releases, but if anything it’s demonstrating that there are loads of bands plugging away in the underground who are more than capable of matching the big names. So come on people, let’s spread the word and get these bands heard….
Band Information :
Band Name : ANOTHER HELL
Year Formed : 2003
Location : Umea/Asele (Sweden)
Current Lineup :
Samu – Drums (2003-present)
Krille – Guitars, Vocals (2003-present)
Jim – Bass (2004-present)
Olof – Guitars (lead) (2007-present)
Brief History :
In 2003, Samu and Kristoffer started the project again. In 2004, they hooked up with Jim, and then in 2007 Olof joined the band. In 2004 the outfit released the EP “Eight Years of Fury”, which was on a very limited local release. The band then drifted toward a more melodic death/groove metal influenced style.
In 2010, Another Hell released their EP “Drowning in Dirt”. It was released in hardcopy in their native Sweden, but was also released as a digital EP to more easily reach an international audience.
Career Highlight :
So far, the awesome reactions from fans to our single Capitol Hill, off our EP Drowning in Dirt.
Plans For The Future :
At the moment we are working on our debut full-length album. The first recording session was 28 Oct and the release date is planned for early 2012.
There are also plans in the works for Android and iPhone apps; short tours in Sweden; and much more.
Interesting Stuff :
We refer to our music as ‘rust metal’. The most interesting thing about *this* is that one night we thought the sound was like groove metal…but slower than groove. And like sludge… but faster than sludge. So the reasoning was: What happens if you groove a metal, then leave it out in the sludge? It rusts. haha!
Ideal tour-mates :
Metallica. Everybody says Metallica. But better would be DevilDriver (cos it’d be a performance match made in heaven)
Dream rider :
Booze. Lots and lots and lots of booze. With plenty of exotic food to follow.
ANOTHER HELL on the Web :
Band Website : http://www.anotherhell.se
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Another-Hell/105888252830685?v=app_2405167945
Reverbnation : http://www.reverbnation.com/anotherhell
iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/se/album/drowning-in-dirt-ep-ep-edition/id415356249