Venom – From The Very Depths.


Love them or hate them, Venom turned a lot of heads and eardrums around with their debut 1981 release of Welcome To Hell and it’s follow up Black Metal in 1982. Although they were tagged in the NWOBHM genre they heavily influenced many thrash and black metal bands. Original guitarist Tony ‘Mantas’ Dolan now frontsLove them or hate them, Venom turned a lot of heads and eardrums around with their debut 1981 release of Welcome To Hell and it’s follow up Black Metal in 1982. Although they were tagged in the NWOBHM genre they heavily influenced many thrash and black metal bands. Original guitarist Tony ‘Mantas’ Dolan now fronts the furious M-Pire Of Evil whereas frontman and bassist Conrad ‘Cronos’ Lant is still flying the Venom flag high and with their current release From The Very Depths it will not be at half mast! Fourteen blistering tracks at a running time of fifty minutes prove that Cronos has lost none of his venom, excuse the obvious pun there. Their current sound is a lot more clean than their early incarnation but still as heavy as a ton of bricks. Aided by Danny ‘Dante’ Needham on drums and Stuart ‘Rage’ Dixon on guitar, Cronos’ inimitable vocal roar dominates From The Very Depths proven by the title track which follows the demonic instrumental opener ‘Eruptus’. The main riff is similar to Exodus’ ‘Metal Command’ as Cronos barks and growls the lyrics over Rage’s furious guitar solos. Other bruisers are ‘The Death Of Rock N Roll’ with […]

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