1349 ‎– Hellfire

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CANDLE114CD 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album, Sli) Candlelight Records CANDLE114CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
CD 06-1164 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album) Irond CD 06-1164 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
CDL0181CD 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album) Candlelight Records USA CDL0181CD US 2005 Sell This Version
SM093CD 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album) Somber Music SM093CD Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
CDL0181CD 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album) Candlelight Records USA CDL0181CD US 2005 Sell This Version
CANDLE114CD, CDL0181CD 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album, Promo) Candlelight Records, Candlelight Records CANDLE114CD, CDL0181CD UK & US 2005 Sell This Version
CANDLE114CD 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album, RP) Candlelight Records CANDLE114CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
CANDLE114CD 1349 Hellfire(CDr, Album, Promo) Candlelight Records CANDLE114CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
BOBV032LP 1349 Hellfire(2xLP, Album) Back On Black BOBV032LP UK 2006 Sell This Version
BOBV032LP 1349 Hellfire(2xLP, Album, TP) Back On Black BOBV032LP UK 2006 Sell This Version
CANDLE114CD, XQAN-1009 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album, Enh) Candlelight Records, Three D System CANDLE114CD, XQAN-1009 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
ICARUS 463 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album) Icarus Music ICARUS 463 Argentina 2008 Sell This Version
CANDLE114CD 1349 Hellfire(CD, Album) Candlelight Records, Spinefarm Records CANDLE114CD Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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VAINx

VAINx

July 18, 2018
referencing Hellfire, CD, Album, Sli, CANDLE114CD
Satan's favorite album confirmed ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­
TheRealNoctilucant

TheRealNoctilucant

July 15, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Hellfire, CD, Album, Sli, CANDLE114CD
Considering how tried and true, kid tested and mother approved black metal has become in the past twenty years it goes without saying that the genre has exploded to become one of most popular within the metal underground. Popularity however usually breeds failure and the classics and truly memorable albums are not as many in this new millennium as they were in the early to mid 90's. However back in 2005, Oslo, Norway based band, 1349 released a modern classic, rightly titled, 'Hellfire.'

War is declared with the words, "Hellfire" at the onset of, 'I Am Abomination' and from there 1349 rips through eight songs in fifty two minutes. While firmly rooted in the blast beat driven black metal genre, Hellfire is by no means just another Panzer Division Marduk clone since songs tend to stick out and hold their own against the others more so than any other record I've heard in this sub-genre.

The riffing although almost always fast is diverse with a good mixture of dissonant tremolo riffs, catchy rhythmic parts as well as some death and thrash metal sections and of course some slower atmospheric spine tingling areas. Music like this generally doesn't have such a gripping lively vibe to it, but this is one of those rare styled albums that I can throw on and headbang like a maniac with and as I said earlier each song really sticks out and stays with you with their own personal strengths whereas most material within this genre is forgettable after the first spin.

Similar to the guitar work, Frost's stickwork is utterly breathtaking and completely barbarous throughout the albums duration. Surely most of it is relentless blast beats, but the drum rolls, fills and occasional tempo changes are a plenty and good musicians know how to feed off of each others energy and this is an example where the brutal nature of the music is elevated even further by the diverse pummeling work this man brings to this beast. Ravn's vocal work is also of note, even if it is a somewhat standard black metal rasp its just that he puts so much heart into it that it feels as if each and every scream is directed at me personally. I also like the fact that the production of the album is clear, but not crystal clear thus making it sound as black metal should sound.

Apparently 1349 said and did what they needed to do on this album though since the follow-up, 'Revelations of the Black Flame' was a more experimental affair before somewhat coming back to speed with, 'Demonoir' after.

I guess its no secret and most people that have heard this album have recognized it as the modern classic it surely is. Definitely a must own/listen album and really one of the overall best black metal records to come out of Norway.
thepokemask

thepokemask

October 31, 2016
referencing Hellfire, CD, Album, Sli, CANDLE114CD
This must be a coincidence or a prank or an inside job