The wait is almost over Heaven Below fans! Get your hands on the new album “Good Morning Apocalypse” out on the EMP Label Group today, October 14th. In true Heaven Below style this album has hit after hit. Many people have described the band’s new concept album as ballsy, heavy, in your face, intense, etc. and I would agree with all this. The album features not only the vocal magician himself, Patrick Kennison, who also tears it up on the guitar, but also rock icon guest vocals by Udo Dirkschneider (Accept), Lita Ford (whom he plays guitar for when not playing with Heaven Below), Jason McMaster, Kobra Paige, and Mary Whitman.
Imagine if you will a metal duet, done so well you cannot only picture the story that the lyrics tell, but you can feel it. Combine that with the heavy rhythm and powerful riffs that marry the best of rock & metal that is old-school at its core, but also has the modern twist of today’s metal, and that is Heaven Below’s new album in a nutshell.
Part of what makes you feel so much is the musicianship in this band. Think thick, full, heavy… those sort of adjectives. Or if you want a better picture, imagine standing in front of a wall of sound and feeling the air from the amps on your face as the band kicks in. That is how it feels on every song on this album. The twin guitars offer the old school metal element in the music (Patrick Kennison and Lucas Kanopa). Throw in some scorching riffs and you have thrash metal creeping in, and it is done right. The rhythm section is a fist in the face of intensity and is made up of John Younger (Bass) and Shad Wilhelm (Drums).
As I said, from the start every song on this album is kick-ass. My favorites are Nefarious Angels (feat. Jason McMaster) and this also happens to be the first song on the album. It is so powerful it grabs you by the ear-holes and crawls inside of you and explodes like a nuclear blast. That is one hell of a way to kick off an album. That is hard to follow, and as I said, all the songs are epic. If I had to choose another song to put on my favorite list it would be Black Sunrise War Of The Gods (feat. Udo Dirkschneider). I will tell you one last one that is killer and that is “RENEGADE PROTEST MOVEMENT” which is even better live – if that’s possible.
I could go on and on about this album but I will just say this… get it! On a scale of 1 to 10 horns up I give it 12 horns! Yes, that awesome. Get it, play it, and you can thank me later.
– Mischevious Mel
Click here to purchase “Good Morning Apocalypse” on iTunes.