In this Unknown Music Thursday blog, we are going to get into and upcoming band called Hell’s Addiction. They just released their first record this year which is called “Raise Your Glass.” There is not too much history or information from this young band. Here is some information I found off their website.
Here is their bio from their website (www.hellsaddiction.com):
Hell’s Addiction deliver classic no-bullshit Rock and Roll in a style that draws comparison with the likes of AC/DC, Guns ‘n Roses, Skid Row and Mötley Crüe.
The band came together in 2010 in Leicester, born of a mutual passion for the hard-hitting rock of the great 70s and 80s bands. Before long they were supporting bands such as Heaven’s Basement, Voodoo Six, Fury UK, The Heavy Metal Kids and Zodiac Mindwarp around the country.
Over the following months the band wrote and recorded their debut album Raise Your Glass. With crowd-pleasers like Let The Good Times Roll, Feels like Rock ‘n Roll and the debut single Alcohol you’re left under no illusion as to where the band’s passions lie.
Now in 2013, the band have unleashed the album and will be bringing the rock to a venue near you soon.
I wrote a review on their single, which is “Alochol” in one of my earlier blog posts. We will review that song and the rest of their songs in this post. Let us get into the music.
Feel The Fire
I love the guitar playing at the beginning. The drumming and bass playing are simple but solid for the backbone for this band. The singing is really solid with some really good lyrics. His singing brings back the metal singers of late 1970’s and 1980’s. There is a nice guitar break that turns into a pretty good guitar solo towards the end of the song. The music on this song reminds me of something that Ratt or early Saxon would have written. This is a great beginning to their frist record.
Brand New Story
I love the beginning of this song. There is a nice short guitar solo. There is some great playing from drummer and bass player. I love his clean vocals at this point of the song. I love his melody he wrote for his vocals. There is solid lyrics. The music kind of reminds me little bit of early Whitesnake at least during the main part of the music. There is a nice guitar solo towards the mid-point of the song. There is an extended guitar solo towards the end of the song. There is a nice ending to this song.
Feels Like Rock And Roll
There is a nice classic hard rock guitar sound and playing at the beginning. The simple music from the bass and drums gives you a little feel like this could have been a Kiss song. It is not but it is pretty solid. The singing and the lyrics are solid. There is a nice guitar solo towards the end of the song. You can feel the guitar solo coming and it just fit perfectly where they placed it. I love the ending with the screaming vocals over the top of the music.
I love the start of “Breaking Free.” There is some awesome music. I am loving the lyrics. This song reminds me a little bit like Motorhead. There is a nice guitar solo towards the middle of the song. This song is solid and short to the point. I love the guitar solo exiting the song.
I love classic sound on the guitars. I love the bass playing on this song. I love how the bass is equal to the rest of the band. I love the lyrics. This band has some punk influence. This song has elements from the New Jersey rockers known as Skid Row. I am talking off their first record. There is a nice and solid guitar break towards the middle of the song. It turns into to a short guitar solo. They put some thought behind the writing of the music on “Big Bitch.”
Heaven Sent Me
I love the drumming and the guitar solo at the beginning of “Heaven Sent Me.” I love the music and the guitar riff that is over the top good. There is some nice vocal singing with some great lyrics. I love the guitar solo at the mid-point of the song. I love how the singer hits the some of the notes during the solo. I love the ending to it.
Raise Your Glass
This is the title track off this record. The beginning is something you would heard from 1980’s metal band. I love the music. The lyrics and singing are pretty solid. This band has written a nice anthem for today’s rocking youth. I love the stops in the music and the start back up. There is a pretty solid and well placed guitar solo towards the end. I love the stops from the bass and drumming. It gives the music another element. The guitar work on this song reminds of fast Whitesnake.
Let The Good Times Roll
I love the music at the beginning of this song. This singer sounds like younger Lemmy but not as deep as him. There is some pretty solid lyrics and music on “Let The Good Times Roll.” I love the guitar break and solo towards the end of the song. There is a solid ending to “Let The Good Times Roll.”
Wings Of An Angel
The start of “Wings Of An Angel” has the classic 1980’s metal pop sound. I am talking like Ratt and WASP. The singing and lyrics remind me of something from those bands. Even the back up singing is solid. I love the drumming and bass playing. It fills the music up. There is no holes in this song. There is a nice guitar solo towards the end of the song. I feel at the end the singer needs some back up vocals.
The first single of this record is “Alochol.” I love the pace of this song. It is fast and in your face metal music. There is some great singing and lyrics. This is one of my favorite songs off “Raise Your Glass.” I love the music break that enters into a well written guitar solo. The drumming towards the end is awesome. This is a perfect ending to this song and the record.
- Ben Sargent – Lead Vocals And Guitar
- Liam Sargent – Lead Guitar And Backing Vocals
- Jason Green – Bass And Vocals
- Headache – Drums
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Closing, Hell’s Addiction has put together a pretty solid first record. This is a band that is on the raise in the hard rock and metal world. This band has taken elements of the classic rockers of the past. I am talking like Whitesnake, Ratt, and WASP. The more and more I listen to this band’s music. It reminds me of Motorhead. The lyrics, song titles, and how the singer sings. There is more from the sound of the bass and the guitar playing. It reminds me a little Fast Eddie’s sound. I am not saying they sound totally like Motorhead. They brought back classic hard rock and metal sound from the late 1970’s and 1980’s. The singer has a little punk influence to today’s Lemmy, who is the lead singer and bass player of Motorhead. He has brought back this singing style and put his own twist on it. Along with the lead singer, Hell’s Addiction has some punk influence and mixed it with some hard rock and metal. They put their own twist on their music. They took a page out of American rockers Skid Row and many of those bands from 1980’s. If you are classic hard rock and metal fan, you will love this band. I believe any metal fan will fall in love with Hell’s Addiction. If you do not, please, tell me why. I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Go get some “Alochol” and “Let The Good Times Row.” Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser