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Hellevate 'Krampusnacht ' Album Review by John Sylvia



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December 23, 2019

Album Review by John Sylvia

Boston Rock Radio


Tis the season for mistletoe, Christmas pudding, Auntie Martha’s awful sweaters and of course, Krampus. Krampus the goat demon comes to take away all the children who have misbehaved during the year and this traditional central European folktale gets revisited with the seasonally appropriate track “Krampusnacht” from Kansas City’s HELLEVATE.


This three track EP is Thrash Metal at it’s best. Is there any more appropriate subject matter for a holiday metal song than the tale of Krampus? The opening track, the album’s namesake, “Krampusnacht,” blew this writer away, with it’s amazing guitar riffs and fast paced drum work. Track two, “If You Want Peace,” is an awesome little forty four second lead-in to the third and final song, “Prepare For War.” I really enjoyed this one. If you’re a Metalhead, as I am, you must give this one a listen.


Here’s what others are saying:

“Kansas City-based Hellevate fully meets the standards of this great gem, therefore I’d like to recommend their brand new effort to each and everyone hooked on the forces Bay Area Thrash Metal mainly.” – Metal To Infinity

“These sons a bitches are playing a brand of Metal that so many others don’t have the wit or balls to play.” – The Gauntlet

“This is impressive, first rate songwriting – incorporating a modern fusion of thrash, power, and traditional/classic metal that whips up a frenzy of interest and should be a part of your world if any of these styles receive airplay in your world.” – Dead Rhetoric

“A great amalgamation of power, speed, thrash and death all come siphoning through a traditional metal template.” – Dead Rhetoric


"Krampusnachet" Video: https://youtu.be/o78W-qhbp2o



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