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HELL-BORN ‘Legacy Of the Nephilim ’
(Conquer Records 2003)

Hell Born

The name Hell-Born should sound familiar to most of you deathsters out there. The band was formed in 1995 by Baal and Les, both members of the cult Death Metal act Behemoth, with the latter being also the leader of another extreme metal band called Damnation. If you do not possess any of the bandís albums or youíve never even heard of them, I can assure you that, in your ignorance, you made one of the biggest mistakes of your life!

The bandís fourth studio album "Legacy Of The Nephilim" is one of these albums that will definitely make you proud of being a Death Metal fan. With plenty of inspiration and with the belief that a successful Death Metal album must be equally extreme and melodic, the band entered Hertz studios in June 2003. Having the help and support of Slawek & Wojtek Wislawski (also responsible for the production of the latest Decapitated album), the band recorded some of their best compositions ever and made "Legacy Of The Nephilim" one of the best Death Metal albums of this decade. I could be writing for hours about the quality of the production, the impressive catchy riffs and the beautifully placed bass lines, but this album doesnít need any of that.

"Legacy Of The Nephilim" contains nine killer songs full of power and aggression, tunes that will help you master the art of headbanging. Having to choose my favourite songs from the album proved to be an almost impossible task, and with great difficulty I decided to choose "Brimstone Lakes Of Pandemonium", "Lucifer","The Art Of Necromancy" and "Guardians Of The Daemon Gate".

If you believe that Death Metal died in the beginning of the 90ís, "Legacy Of The Nephilim" will prove you wrong! If you listen to this album and you continue to believe so...maybe the new Britney Spears CD is more suited to you!


Review by John Stefanis

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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