After buying the single for the album, and seeing them live, I wasn't sure if I was certain this was going to be an amazing album, or a disappointment. Luckily, it's amazing. My only regret is not pre-ordering it so I could get it the very day it was released. Every single track on the album makes me think 'This is my new favorite song'.
Hell are incredible. Their rise to prominence in the last five years has been a long time coming and a complicated story that I'm not going to go into here. Curse and Chapter is Hell's second album and, amazingly, manages to better their first which is no easy achievement. This version includes a fabulous DVD recorded partly at the 'Church Of Hell' showcase gig in Feb 2013, a gig I was lucky enough to be at and partly at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2013. Both are incredibly well produced (Andy Sneap is a master producer and also Hell's guitarist) and the whole package is very professional. If you like your Heavy Metal and Rock but haven't checked out Hell, then you really need to and soon
Have had this album on repeat ever since I got it! It's the perfect follow up to "Human Remains" featuring a mix of both old songs which didn't make the cut last time round, and newly written songs between Andy Sneap, David & Kev Bower.
If you're a fan of heavy metal in general, you need this album in your life, because although it doesn't take itself too seriously ('The Age Of Nefarious' anyone) the musicianship on display is nothing less than stellar, as every band member is on top form throughout (Deliver Us From Evil could do with more cowbell though)!
This album is a classic return for one of the best metal bands around. I could not stop playing the first album and could not wait to get the second, it was worth the wait.
At first listen you can hear the keyboards and guitars loud and proud and the album just gets better and better and better, vocals are unreal. The DVD is excellent, I was there and live they are amazing. What an essential album and certainly one of the best albums of 2013 if not the best. Buy it now!!!!
a thespian, british mercyful fate we have here, but with their very own amazing sound, vocals are incredible, it's a theatre show / pounding metal album, relentless, groovy, catchy, technical, inspired
in over 20yrs i never thought a band would ever float my boat again, these guys are unique, a perfect fit, 2 albums and two of the best albums in the last 15-20yrs.......... easily
1st saw this band backing up Saxon at shepherds bush in February. Very impressed and bought the album as a result. Love the album and think it 's the best thing I've heard in ages. You also get a bonus dvd of live performances: great reminder of the concert which keeps me going until I get to see them again. If you love great heavy rock/metal get this album, then go see them live.
Wow! This is a terrific album, even better than Human Remains. Every track on here is excellent, it's full of fantastic riffs and more of the wonderful lyrics brilliantly vocalized by Mr Bower. The bonus dvd is great too, really entertaining gig footage, no surprise they're being recognized as a quality metal act. This is a refreshing release and an essential purchase.
this album is rediculously good, It has all the classic elements of heavy metal, Great Riffs great drums choruses and catchy hooks, Attitude, But it also has the most theatrical frontman known to man he is like an ACTOR singing in a shakespearean play it is really really great music and just made even better my the frontman ( I forget his name right now)