|Review: Midnite Hellion - Hour of the Wolf|
|Hour of the Wolf|
Label: Witches Brew
Year released: 2013
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: May 3, 2014
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:Hour of the Wolf
Trenton, New Jersey's Midnite Hellion play a style of Heavy Metal reminiscent of the early 80s US scene, before glam took over. The band name is goofy but the music is not. Clear vocals, solid riffs, thick bottom end and bluesy riffs are the hallmarks of the two tracks on the band's second EP/single, Hour of the Wolf. When this is playing, I'm immediately reminded of the debut albums from Motley Crue and W.A.S.P. Simple, straight-ahead Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, unadorned by tricks or gimmicks, is what Midnite Hellion seems to be shooting for and, for the most part, they hit the mark. Even the font for the band's logo and the cover art are cool; the sort of thing that would have had me picking this up to check out, back in the day. The songwriting isn't particularly noteworthy and the songs aren't all that memorable, but this is a style that isn't getting a lot of attention these days so if Midnite Hellion has a "Live Wire" or "I Wanna Be Somebody" in their arsenal, they might be on to something. A band to watch.
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