If this is the beginning of a trend, I foresee a tough 2010 for the reviewing hordes at The Power of Metal.dk.
But it had to come, I suppose.
This is the second CD I receive within a period of two weeks performed by a band that lends its inspiration credits to Venom and Motörhead and seem to have ignored entirely that so much excellent metal music has been produced since then.
No, I’m not a big fan of any of the aforementioned bands. And, no, I don’t think it’s a great idea to base your music on that vein of metal. It’s a bit like fringes: it’s was fairly cool back then, mainly because we were young and naďve and didn't know better, but today it just doesn’t work no matter what the fashion police tries to tell you.
The positive things I can say about Swedish Vörgus’ second release is that they generally play their metal in a tight fashion, it sounds dynamic and real, and also holds elements that remind me of early Kreator and Bathory.
Recommended track: Headhunter – has a nice mid-tempo groove - like Venom when they were at their best (if ever). It's, needless to say, the only track that stands out from the otherwise straight-forward doses of blackened thrash metal that make up 'Hellfueled Satanic Action'.