January 18 – Review by Stefan – HELL RIDERS – FIRST RACE (Volcano Records & Promotion)

Hell Riders is a four-piece formation from the area of Italy and Swiss, formed back in 2017 by Riccardo Marcassa (guitar) and Gio Prestinari (drums), two members of Thrash act Beyond Death Of Humanity. Mainly mission was to change their style of music by adding Heavy Metal influences. Especially in the beginning not everything ran smoothly and for some time it was searching for the right musicians who met the musical requirements of Hell Riders. Eventually they found what they were looking for and a few songs were put together, they even went down the road doing some live shows. At some point the time had come to record a first album, a contract was offered to them by Turin based Volcano Records. November 1th. 2019 “First Race’ was released !

“First Race” is filled with 10 songs that give full credit to the musical term of Old School Metal ! The production could be a lot better which makes some of the compositions more or less fall apart. Provided a better recording quality this album could have been much more in the spotlight. You will certainly not hear me say that all the effort has been for nothing, it’s just the sound that sometimes disappoints me. READ MORE…