||Hellchild is Japan's latest contribution
to the metal seen. The band is a thrash/death crossover and appears
to have many influences. Whatever you classify them as, you have to
classify them as one hell of a good band. Hellchild has catchy, heavy
riffs throughout their CD, enough to get anyone's attention. The vocal
style is definitely interesting, its like a chaotic death vocal at
times. The tone of their songs also pushes them towards the death
metal sound, at times almost a melodic death. The songs that grabbed
my attention include "The Answer," "Without Any Answer,"
"Single Color of Myself," and "Another Kind of Bravery."
10 songs and 35 minutes of music encompass this CD, and if you are
looking to see these guys play, they are currently on the list for
the Milwaukee Metafest. I know if I have the time to see them in Milwaukee,
I will! If your interested in finding out more about Hellchild then
check out their label's website at http://www.howlingbull.com.