Raise Hell - Not Dead Yet
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Thrash Metal
9 songs (39'30)
Release year: 2000
Raise Hell, Nuclear Blast
Reviewed by Danny
Surprise of the month

The "melodic" thrash metal I was waiting for some months now ... but I didn't expect it could be written by Raise Hell. Following their first impressive debut album (Holy Target, bombastic black/death metal) I am really surprised with this change of direction. OK the speed of music is still here, but thrash influence have taken the place of black / death tempo. Holy Target was interesting for a first album, but with any doubt this one is much more mature and also much more personal including this time mid-tempo songs.

Not Dead Yet
could be described as In Flames meets Destruction (just to give you the idea of course). Once you will have listen to Dance With The Devil (1st song), I am sure you will agree on this comparison. The devil himself must have possessed these musicians. You will discover nine extremely catchy (In Flames style) and grimly rockets-songs. When I told you I was waiting for this one for some months now, I meant this is the logical direction for modern thrash metal. Old-school thrash will always stay in our heart, but Raise Hell is showing the direction with this wonderful Not dead yet. Yes they are right, thrash is not dead yet. And here we are talking about music and not about fashion or cycle. A must for all thrash metal fan.

Killing Songs :
Dance With The Devil, Back Attack, User Of Poison
Danny quoted 85 / 100
Other albums by Raise Hell that we have reviewed:
Raise Hell - Wicked Is My Game reviewed by Jack and quoted 50 / 100
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