AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
 
Album Review
Hint: Follow a reviewer to be notified when they post reviews.
Hell Promise - Aim For Hell Album Cover
Author's Rating
Vocals N/A
Musicianship N/A
Lyrics N/A
Production 0.25
Creativity 0.25
Lasting Value 0.25
Reviewer Tilt 0.25
Final Verdict: 3%
Member Ratings
No one has rated this album. You can be the first.

Hell Promise - Aim For Hell

Reviewed by: Rohan Kohli (03/16/06)
Hell PromiseAim For Hell
Release Date: April 4, 2005
Record Label: RocketStar Recordings

Track listing:
1. Chamber #5
2. Brass Knuckle Nightmare
3. Venom, Vice, and Valor
4. Arsonist
5. The New Black Death
6. Time Bomb
7. Vengance
8. Black Winter
9. Upon the Mouth of Thieves
10. Shotgun Romance

Take a wild guess as to what Hell Promise sounds like. Forget the fact that they’re on the same label Gatsby’s American Dream, This Providence, and Acceptance were all on. Here are a few hints: their name is Hell Promise, the name of their album is Aim For Hell, and song titles include “Brass Knuckle Nightmare,” “Vengance” [sic], and “Shotgun Romance.” Needless to say, Hell Promise dishes out a furious blend of old- and new-school metal on their debut full length, combining guttural vocals, dirty, Southern riffs, and crusty, raw production, all the while boring me to death. While Hell Promise ain’t bad, they sure aren’t doing much new. The Pantera meets Slayer (the verse in “Chamber #5” is evidence enough for the band’s love of “South of Heaven”) meets Swedish-styled riffs are somewhat entertaining, but ultimately, it’s hard to get excited about this album. Hell Promise has a lot of potential—many parts on Aim For Hell are well written and catchy, and the songwriting is certainly pretty professional (very consistent throughout too), but personally, in a genre that’s worn to the extreme, a band has to bring something new to the table for me to get into it. Also, better lyrics would be a plus: "Back off or confront your weakness / Son of a bitch, I'll fight you too / You know you've stepped in deep shit / Another brass knuckle nightmare come true." Lame. Perhaps next time, Hell Promise.
 
Displaying posts 1 - 6 of 6.
10:00 PM on 03/16/06
#2
TgE ARTdamage
Where are you Yeezy?
Offline
User Info.
TgE ARTdamage's Avatar
completely agree.

mediocre at best. i got it, but haven't reviewed it yet.
10:04 PM on 03/16/06
#3
Drew Beringer
Senior Editor | @drewberinger | Locked Groove
Online
User Info.
Drew Beringer's Avatar
I got this in the mail the other day, haha don't think I'm gonna listen to it now.
10:46 PM on 03/16/06
#4
btbam > you
IT'S TIME!
Offline
User Info.
btbam > you's Avatar
those lyrics are just awful.
08:46 AM on 03/17/06
#5
Scott Weber
Live Like a Legend
Offline
User Info.
Scott Weber's Avatar
i was really pumped for this CD when I heard an early song, then I got the album and I was totally let down. Really run of the mill type stuff.
04:11 PM on 03/17/06
#6
Russ Hockenbury
www.youtube.com/goodcomputerkids
Offline
User Info.
Russ Hockenbury's Avatar
There is absolutely nothing special about this band. Listen to Indianola Records' bands if you want to hear this style done right.
Options
More From This Author

NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Submit News
CONNECT
Forums
Contests
RSS
Mobile Version
Banners, Flyers, Widgets
HIDDEN TREASURES
Free Music
Video News
Sports Forum
AP.net Related News
Recommendations
INFORMATION
FAQ
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook
PropertyOfZack
PunkNews.org
UnderTheGun
Chorus.fm