Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Resisting Success, 1987 (vinyl rip)
Resisting Success, 1987 (CD rip with bonus)
If At First You Don't Succeed, 1988
Live On Location, 1991
Exist To Resist, 1995
$avior$elf, 1999
The Downside, 2000
DamNation, 2001
Everybody loved and cried at the excellent Anvil rockumentary. Still, should we be that sorry about Anvil's relative lack of success while other heavy metal bands at least as talented like the legendary Raven and the beasts of Hades didn't even reach half of Anvil's success? A recurrent theme in Hades' album titles... Like Raven and Anvil, Hades started in the 70s (1978 I think) and have made some of the best heavy metal ever. My first encounter of the second type with Hades was through the classic Metal Massacre VI compilation, but they didn't really stand out. You do have to get up early and outdo your best to rival the emergence of Dark Angel, Nasty Savage, Possessed, Hallow's Eve or Hirax on the same record... But years later they released Resisting Success and this time it was a total sonic success, fuck yeah! Best heavy metal since Forged in Fire and All For One! Resisting Success made me sell back my post-fistful Anthrax, Trance, Loudness and Armored Saints records, didn't need that stuff anymore when I could listen to Hades! Resisting Success and If At First You Don't Succeed sit at the very top of Speed Metal Mountain thanks to the power and speed reminding of Exciter and Agent Steel, the heaviness of Nasty Savage, the catchy technicality of Iron Priest and Watchtower and simply some world class crazy killer metal songs. The live album is awesome, Exist To Resist has wider and richer influences while the last two albums are a bit heavier and crunchier. My least favorite is $avior$elf, still an excellent piece of metal. Lots of variations, super strong melodies, top notch musicianship, no filler songs, what else do you want? Even the few songs that could be tagged as ballads are super great. And these guys knew how to mix a bass guitar, which was an original thing in metal (and too often still is...). Mandatory metal masterpiece! LEGEND OF CLASSIC HEAVY METAL ZERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !R! R! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !R! !R !RRRR !R !R! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !R! R! R! !RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !R R! !R ! ! ! ! ! !!
CD rip.

Buy marvelous Hades CDs!!, beware of the Norwegian black metal band with the same name.
Hades on MySpace

I'm wearing a Heresy shirt and you aren't.

1 comment:

  1. Great band, haven't listened in awhile.
    Thanks to the internet,and the uploaders who share, I was able to finally hear some of their material, from before the debut LP.




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