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AfterBlood / Press

“Finally unleashing their debut album, “Of Unsound Minds”, released on their own (yes, I have been waiting for this one for quite some time), AFTERBLOOD strived to push the limits of Thrash Metal into new spheres, adding a to their SLAYER meets late 90’s KREATOR style of the “Outcast” and “Endorama” eras, evangelist Gothic elements, which would remind of PARADISE LOST, for the draw of a blackened shade on their songs, quite a prospect and a risk worth taking to assort the Thrash groundwork for a tad bit. I would reckon “Of Unsound Minds” as an straightforward lunacy release, grinding on the modern version of Thrash, keeping it common but with a few surprises on the side. Definitely this is an album for modern Metal fans to squander and fathom, but on the other hand, old school fanatics could also find themselves in this asylum. (Excellent - 8/10)”

“This lack of plenty fast moments is counterbalanced by the intensity and heaviness of the sound, for which the guitars and Freiwald’s excellent playing are responsible, with Markus showing off his skills and allowing the songs to take off, without the rest of the members lacking in anything though, since they rise up to the occasion and give their best. Cyan does an excellent job, bombarding us with heavy riffs and fast solos, while when combined with Freiwald’s infernal drumming, everything is a blast. “Of Unsound Minds” is a very good start for a new band, and essentially sets the bar at a very high level. As I’ve already said, all members did an excellent job musically; the production is flawless, while Hel Pyre’s Death Metal vocals and dynamic voice are excellent as well. This album is highly recommended. Rating : 83/100”

“The songs do flow smoothly from one to another, a couple of tracks have keyboard parts added for some atmosphere, either in the opening or in the middle of it. As quoted on their site “The perfect blend of aggression and darkness - Waldemar Sorychta” I certainly agree, there’s a lot of good dark parts and certainly some good melody/rhythm sections. The solos, are pretty good too, they fit the structure of the music and are not ridiculously long like some bands go for. Overall I find this cd good and solid I highly recommend it and give it an 9 out of 10 stars. Only reason I didn't give it a 10, was it wasn't long enough, well it was, but 42 minutes flew by faster than I realized. Anyways, go buy it and support the band they deserve it.”

“Interview of Hel Pyre with the Greek magazine Rock Overdose ***Ο συνεργάτης του Rock Overdose Γιώργος Γούργαρης συναντήθηκε με τη τραγουδίστρια του νέου female fronted thrash/death metal συγκροτήματος Ελίνα (Hel Pyre) η οποια μας παρουσιάζει το συγκρότημα, μας δίνει πληροφορίες για το ντεμπούτο σας "Of Unsound Minds" και μας μιλάει για τις πολλύ σημαντικές συνεργασίες που περιέχονται σε αυτό...”

"Beyond", another new song from the Greek female-fronted modern thrash/death metallers AFTERBLOOD, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Of Unsound Minds", which will be released later in the year. The CD was recorded at Dungeon Studios in Athens and it was produced, mixed and mastered by Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., ENEMY OF THE SUN). "Of Unsound Minds" features guest appearances by Thomas "Angelripper" Such (SODOM), Antony Hämäläinen (NIGHTRAGE) and Waldemar Sorychta. Markus Freiwald (SODOM) played drums on the entire album, under the guidance of Sorychta.

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