“This is brilliant and… inhuman!” Back in the day, it was the first thing that came to my mind when I was listening to Bulletbelt’s debut album “Down In The Cold Of The Grave” for the first time. When you have an album in your hands with such great music imagery, definitely you’re waiting to hear something more from the band that has created such a thing! Now, Wellington, New Zealand’s very own Bulletbelt strikes back with their brand new album “Rise of the Banshee”.
Bulletbelt has a great taste of choosing the coolest artworks as their album cover. Their first album cover was done by their townsman and a great artist Nick Keller, which caught my attention and made me listen to the album immediately. Now, “Rise of the Banshee” artwork is done by acclaimed New York-based illustrator Scarecrowoven and yet again it is charming and powerful. “Rise of the Banshee” consists of 8 songs, same as their previous album but 10 minutes longer, spanning up to nearly 40 minutes. The album doesn’t spend a lot of its moments for an intro song, immediately starts with seven minutes long “Death Tinted Red”, which is the longest song of the album. This song completely portraits everything this Banshee album is. Fast tempo parts mixed up with catchy and melodic riffs, which is in the same direction of the debut album. “Murderer’s Collar” strikes as the second song of the album based on the same structure the first song is built on. “Sniper” and “Deathgasm” are reincarnating some of the greatest classic Thrash Metal tunes; revolving around the old school and modern Thrash Metal, which is the most of the album sounds like.