Pure Sweet Hell – Spitting At The Stars CD Review
Pure Sweet Hell features Van Williams (ex-Nevermore), Dean Sternberg (Onward, ex-Into Eternity, WithinAnother, Toby Knapp) on vocals and Chris Eichhorn on guitar/bass.
This album is pretty damned good, especially Van’s drumming. I know that should go without saying as he’s such an incredible player and personally I feel he’s severely underrated in the drumming community. This album is heavy, and that’s a good thing. There are some good technical spots here and there and this is pretty much just up in your face. Dean’s clean vocals on here are killer, albeit a bit over-layered in this writer’s opinion. In general this album is quite enjoyable except for Dean’s more “brutal”-esque vocals. I’ve just gotten to a point where that singing style just doesn’t do it for me anymore.
There needs to be a renaissance of clean vocal metal again!
This album gets 8/10 though, as the music and clean vocals sound great. I’d go see them live.