ANVIL: Hope In Hell: CD

Posted: April 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

Altered Frequencies

Having been around since 1978 as LIPS, they released their first album independently under that name, but changed it after signing to Attic Records to avoid confusion with disco act LIPPS, INC. The debut album was then re-released under the new name and they have a tradition of giving all of their albums alliterated three-word titles. They put out the fantastic documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil back in 2008 and have been an influence to countless bands, but never getting the recognition that they deserved.

Here we have their newest album, number fifteen, just counting studio albums, and it should keep the momentum going and features new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the group a year ago. The album begins with the title track, a heavy and slower-paced metal track that has that great lips vocal with a shout along chorus, blistering guitar solo, throbbing bass, and thundering drums, a great start. “Eat Your…

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