Devil Lee Rot
Devil Lee Rot
9/15/2005 - Review by: Eric ComptonDevil Lee Rot - At Hell's Deep - 2005 - Iron Fist Productions
"At Hell's Deep" marks the group's third record to date, the others being "A Little Devil Ain't Enough" and "Hellscraper". Many call this band the The New Wave Of Swedish Blackend Heavy Metal. I can see that as the perfect description really, with most of "At Hell's Deep" picking up that new wave vibe put down by the likes of Priest, Maiden, and Saxon. With songs like "Blade In The Night" and "Danger In The Dark" you can easily view that early 80s aspect of the group. In fact this whole record would fit perfectly between those Mercyful Fate albums and "Stained Class". One problem though. The damn vocals!
Devil Lee Rot is actually the singer, and singing he certainly ain't. His voice is like a mixture of Bathory's Quorthon mixed with the rawest of black metal urges. It certainly isn't on the same immature league as Darkthrone and Dark Funeral but at the same time this certainly isn't Bob Mitchell (Attacker) on vocals. If this band had a quality singer then the sky is the limit. Unfortunately this voice just gets too old too fast.
Bottom Line - For fans of Wolf, Widow, and Wizzard.
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