Saxon – Hell, Fire and Damnation

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Discover Hell, Fire and DamnationSaxon’s 24th album, with which the heavy metal legends keep the flame alive.

True to himself, Saxon keeps its metronomic album release pace. If the infernal title, Hell, Fire and Damnation, lets imagine a record full of hackneyed clichés, this 24th LP has much more to offer. Always based on relentless riffs (“Madame Guillotine”, “Kubla Khan and the Merchant of Venice”), the compositions make forty minutes pass in a flash.

Biff Byford still holds the microphone with an iron fist and shows that the years have altered neither his banter nor his energy. Declaiming his texts with conviction, he recounts the great battles on “1066”, or the fate of the witches of Salem with great credibility. Typically heavy metal, without falling into the clichés of the genre, Saxonstacks albums without showing any sign of fatigue.

Find this column on Saxon and many others in our issue 159. It is available for pre-order with the cover of your choice. Choose between Bob Marley or Green Day.

Hell, Fire And Damnation is available

Here is the tracklist:

  1. The Prophecy
  2. Hell, Fire And Damnation
  3. Madame Guillotine
  4. Fire And Steel
  5. There’s Something In Roswell
  6. Kubla Khan And The Merchant Of Venice
  7. Pirates Of The Airwaves
  8. 1066
  9. Witches Of Salem
  10. Super Charger

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