After two years of silence Polish death metal extreme act HELLSPAWN strikes a ferocious blow on the faces of infidels with their second album entitled The Great Red Dragon. The album premieres on June 6th, 2012, courtesy of Wydawnictwo Muzyczne Psycho.
The material was recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered in Hellspawn Studio by the frontman of the band – Mariusz Konieczny. The graphical layout of the album was designed by Michał Lis, who – especially for the purpose of this album – used William Blake’s paintings.
Short commentary about the content of the album:
In the realm of extreme music there are some who stride towards maximum brutality, and there are some who stride towards technical perfection. There are also some, like Hellspawn, who do not care much about any of the above, and yet create death metal which does not lack anything and still has much more to offer.
The Great Red Dragon is a perfect example of why there should be no distinction between old and new schools of extreme metal, as it is an uncompromising album which cannot be dismissed under many labels. If you’re a fan of Morbid Angel, Angel Corpse, Diabolic or Hate Eternal, the album is mandatory for you !!
01. The First Banner in the Fields of Devil
02. Word Becomes Flesh
04. Diabolic (Listen)
05.The Great Red Dragon
06. Intro to the Revelation
07. Revelation of the Great Red Dragon
08. The Dice Are Cast
09.The Greatest King among Demons
10. An Obelisk of the World