“Band of Brothers” officially takes the top in 2012’s best metal list

Courtesy: Eleven Seven Music

Hellyeah has officially returned.  And the fire hasn’t burned out even in the slightest for this hard rock supergroup.  The band–Vinnie Paul, Chad Gray, Greg Tribbett, Tom Maxwell, and Bob Zilla–picks up with the same intensity shown on its 2010 sophomore release, “Stampede.”  

“Band of Brothers”, whcih hits stores July 17th, opens with ‘War in Me.’  ‘War in Me’ is an automatic headbanger that has enough energy to leave listeners breathless after that one track alone.  From there, the band kicks into something of a Pantera-esque tribute in the album’s title track.  It doesn’t let up in the least from ‘War in Me.’  Frontman Chad Gray even seems to channel Phil Anselmo in some of his delivery all while maintaining the sound that he has honed with his other band, Mudvayne.  Listeners are given just enough time to catch their breaths at the end of ‘Band of Brothers’ so as to get ready to take in the next piece of sharp as a knife metal in ‘Rage_Burn.’

“Band of Brothers” barely lets off after its first trio of tracks.  The softest that the album gets is on the contemplative ballad, ‘Between You and Now.’  After that, the band kicks the adrenaline right back into high gear with ‘Call It.’  The band barely lets off from here on out to the end of what can only be described as a full on musical metal assault.  When it’s all said and done, “Band of Brothers” will leave its fans satisfied, yet hoping for even more reason to be yelling, “HellYeah” many more times in the future.

Hellyeah is currently touring in support of its upcoming album.  The band will be in Spokane, WA this Thursday.  And it will follow that show with performances in Boise, Idaho, Reno, Nevada and San Francisco to close out the week.  Fans can get all the latest tour dates and news from HellYeah online at http://hellyeahband.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hellyeahband, on Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/hellyeah, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hellyeahband.

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