GEHENNAH – Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die
Starting out with the intention of being a Venom cover band, Gehennah hail from Sweden and are a four-piece releasing their first album since 1997’s "Decibel Rebel" in "Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die". Given a few breaks in between, it’s little surprise that this is a blackened thrash sound that has a lot of Motörhead fist in face quality in addition to the aforementioned Venom-oriented screams and power.
13 songs in a scant 36 minutes, the double bass throwdown "Life Metal Must Die", bluesy punk-riding "Let’s Fall Off the Wagon" and every broke person’s credo "Low on Cash, High on Speed" are three winners that get in, get out, and move to the next idea. Stripped down, raw, abrasive, and sure to piss off those who want something crystal clear and crisp, Gehennah are a band of the people, outcasts who identify with the themes of channeling bad situations or stresses of the day in another direction through alcohol, fighting, and metal.
Lemmy is smiling down upon Gehennah, while Cronos gives the devil horns approval.