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Lounge

by Hellsongs

Singer/songwriter lounge versions of metal classics.
Genre: Easy Listening: Soft Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Seek & Destroy
3:19 album only
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2. Paranoid
4:25 album only
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3. Breaking the Law
2:55 album only
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4. Run to the Hills
4:24 album only
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5. Jump
4:11 album only
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6. Orgasmatron
5:40 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Hellsongs saw the light of day in the early fall, 2004. They kickstarted with a premiere gig in a barn out on the countryside.

The threepiece managed to rehearse and arrange three songs and got cosmic response from the audience. Cheers and suggestions of new songs kept coming during the night and next show lurked around the corner. Was it the fresh air out in the countryside that made the band realise that they had something coming?

During the summer of 2005 Hellsongs were promoted by the lovely Heavy Metal radio show, Rundgång, sent on the swedish national channel - P3. People started to pay attention to the new branch on the metal tree – lounge metal. Hellsongs attracted even more fans when Rundgång became a television program and featured a live recording of Run to the Hills.

Whitin these two years Hellsongs has also established themselves as a joyful and respectable live act. The word on the streets is that the shows often end with the audience singing happily together with the band, everyone holding arms and rocking back and forth like one big, happy family!

This year the Hellsingers has finally completed their long awaited debut-ep. The band has played a lot, all over Sweden, in Germany and very soon in Norway. The site hellsongs.com gives that the band has generated fans from every corner of the world. Hellsongs seem to be especially popular in the Nordic countries, Germany, UK, US and a bit surprising – Brazil!

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Brad at CD Baby


I know what you're thinking: "Oh great, another mildly inventive group has thrown together schmaltzy lounge versions of popular metal songs. How original." I hear you. We've all gone down that road, and as cute as it was initially, the concept wore out its welcome pretty quick. This record has nothing in common with those types of albums, aside from, of course, the "covers of popular metal songs" part. This Stockholm trio ups the ante by leaps and bounds on this EP, showcasing incredibly ambitious and original arrangements of classic anthems that will never sound the same to you again. Relying mostly on acoustic guitar, banjo, and keys, their sound is hardly "lounge" in the traditional sense. The tracks are mellow and emotive, picked and plucked with a delicate sensibility that can't help but completely rearrange the initial interpretation of these once hard-and-heavy head bangers. The most pleasant surprise here are Harriet Ohlsson's vocals, which are ethereal and enchanting, making words that were once piercing in their rigidity seem fragile and welcoming in their reborn warmth. From her mouth, Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" comes across as a touching story of love lost and the all encompassing desperation that follows. This impressive knack for redefinition breathes new life into all these old songs, case by case, in equally impressive ways.
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BassKiller

Easy Listening
Imagine laying in a boat on a calm lake on an overcastday. Now imagine capsizing. That\'s the refreshing tones of this album by Hellfire. Feels good, doesn\'t it?
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Micah

disturbingly good
Beutiful. Delighfully and disurbingly good.
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Butterflysigh

Beautiful
I agree with Brad! It's also easier to grasp the brilliant lyrics of these songs with a gentler delivery. I would hope their authors are pleased too because Hellfire have added a new dimension not detracted, they also make you want to revisit the original songs which a cover should do.
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