The Nether Hell

Release date: 2005
Label: None
Distribution: None

Style: Thrash metal

Rating: 87/100
Cover artwork rating:
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: January 23rd 2006

Brazilian quartet Scars are an experienced lot, having started out as early as 1991. Their debut album was released in 1994, and I think the timing would explain why we haven’t heard more from them (although their website tells me that they played with Anthrax back in the day). The high point of the grunge revolution wasn’t exactly the best time to release old school thrash albums.  

Now the band is back with this self-released effort, and I have to say that it is a pleasure to listen to something as uncompromisingly thrashy and old school. The concept of the six track E.P. is Dante’s tales of “Hell” which, I suppose, is as cliché as it gets and therefore suitable.  

Vocalist Regis’ voice is an acquired taste as he has a strained style, but he fits the old school feel quite well.

Downloads are available from the band’s website!  

Recommended: “Nether Hell” (heavy as f*ck riffing!) and “Hidden Roots of Evil” (double bass drum par excellence).