Helvetets Port
Exodus to Hell
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: October 3rd 2009

Helvetets Port is one of many new Swedish bands that have dedicated their sound to the eighties metal scene, just like Enforcer, In Solitude, Portrait, Dark Illusion etc. While the other bands mentioned here have been inspired by bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Mercyful Fate Helvetets Port's inspiration is a bit more obscure, something like NWOBHM meets Cirith Ungol.


The song structures on "Exodus to Hell" are very simplistic (too simplistic for my taste), this makes the songs sound too similar. The singer Witchfinder (yeah right) is as best very very annoying and I think that even Motörhead albums have a better production.


But Helvetets Port also have their good moments like the two tunes sung in Swedish; "Huvudlös Gestalt" and "Djävulens Triangel", it's like the Swedish lyrics adds another dimension to the songs.


Well I hope that Helvetets Port will spend a lot of time in the rehearsal room before the next album.


01. The Shogun

02. Killers in the Sand

03. Dying Victim of the City

04. Helvetets Port

05. Diamond Claw

06. Fly by Night

07. Killed by a Reaper

08. Huvudlös Gestalt

09. Djävulens Triangel

10. Exodus to Hell

11. Swing the Studded Mace

12. Heavy Metal Night

13. Hårdrockens Förkâmpe

Label: Pure Steel Records
Distribution: Twilight
Artwork rating: 40/100
Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev
Date: December 3rd 2009
Website: www.helvetetsport.com