||Walhalla, a band that features members from
Thy Serpent, Soulgrind, and Gloomy Grim, release their first full
length, and it definitely gets the tempo going. Its really hard to
describe what they exactly sound like, but they are definitely a death/black
metal cross. Some of the songs remind me of Night In Gales or newer
Hypocrisy. They have some catchy death metal riffs, sometimes crossed
with black metal riffs, it keeps you interested throughout the whole
CD. The tracks that I liked the most enclude "Valkyrie,"
"Battlefield Genesis," "Black Cross Burning,"
and the title song "Firereich." This CD was a big surprise
to me, I really had no idea what to expect. Root Of All Evil have
many different bands on their label from shock rock to death metal.
I had no idea they had a band with this complexity. Who knows what
will happen with this band next, but hopefully they will come back
do write at least a second album, not if many more.