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Hellvetia

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Category: Heavy Rock

Year: 2003

Label: Nuclear Blast

Catalog Number: NB 1183-2

Average Rating: 87 / 100 (10 ratings)

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Personnel
Marcel Sardella drums
Dany Schällibaum bass
Mark Sweeney lead vocals
Scott Leach lead, rhythm guitars
Tom Graber keyboards, rhythm guitars
Tracks
1.  Hellvetia  
2.  Forever And Eternally  
3.  My Life  
4.  Last Dance  
5.  Opposites Attract  
6.  Want It All  
7.  Pictures Of Love  
8.  Bird On A Wire  
9.  Misery Needs Company  
10.  One Day At A Time  
11.  Wasn't It Love  
12.  Seeing Is Believing bonus track  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Kristian Date: October 30, 2003 at 18:12
Awesome album. I'd compare them to a heavier version of Baton Rouge, with Gotthard-like vocals. I haven't heard their previous albums though, gotta work on that.

From: BrianJ8173 Date: October 30, 2003 at 18:40
This is a great album, Their best album though is In the Beginning. Their other two are awesome as well.

From: Mike Date: January 8, 2004 at 17:20
Very awesome ! Another bullshit-copy from Gotthard !

From: VinceBlack Date: May 30, 2004 at 11:17
Yeah, Hellvetia brings CB to the top of the swiss metal bands, gotthard sucks since "G" the play music like pussys, buy this album it realy kicks ass, thats real swiss metal :-)

From: Rycheage Date: July 18, 2004 at 23:43
Euro-hard rock in the vein of Shakra. There are some real hard edges guitars on this effort. Packs a punch and the production being clear and crisp, you can tell how much of a punch. Great stuff.

From: Geoff Date: August 15, 2004 at 23:56
Still not close to being as good as the debut or the mighty 'Hard Impact', but this is still a great release. They just seem to have lost a little of the bite in songwriting in regards to the last two efforts. A shame because they're still a great band but not close to how good they were on the first two albums.

From: caluche Date: August 24, 2004 at 7:40
tiene temas que suenas muy bien ,otros que son un poco pesados ,le pongo un seis ,

From: Michael Date: October 13, 2004 at 13:36
Reminds me of Jaded Heart but much more blazing and uptempo.

From: ninjapeter Date: September 22, 2005 at 0:37
Wonderful album by a awesome band. It's a hard rock album but still remains very melodic. There is less keyboards on this one so it has more bite to it. I love all their albums especially this one, amazing. I rate this at 9.5/10. They also have a new album for 2005 called "Time Walker", I can't wait to get my hands on it.

From: z4roxx Date: September 27, 2005 at 11:47
Totally agree and more!!!In this band all is perfect,this cd is one of my fave from their discography but it’s difficult to find somethin’bad here….what a band,one of the best band in these last dark years!!

From: ninjapeter Date: October 14, 2005 at 1:26
I just got the new album called "Time Walker" and it is one great album. Buy it you won't be disappointed. I rate it 9/10. It's not quite as good as this one but still excellent.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: January 9, 2007 at 21:06
After the minor disappointment of "Virtual Empire," Crystal Ball returned in fine form with this CD, though it's still not up to the high standard set by their first 2 CDs. Still, they're playing ball on the same court as recent Jaded Heart and that's not a bad court to be on at all. There are still some giant hooks to be found here, and those hellaciously-huge harmony vox are still present & accounted for. Melodic hard rock lovers should take to this like a humping dog takes to the nearest leg.

From: 123charpenay Date: February 16, 2012 at 13:31
their best album without any doubt,even if the sound of the drum is too dry;even if like always the voice of mark sweeney is a nightmare on the ballad.this singer is only good when he sings hard rock songs.mark stop singing ballads your band is not scorpions and you have not the voice of klaus meine.the hard rock songs are really excellent.very very great job from our swiss neighbours!!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 9, 2012 at 20:04
This band can be labeled in the same league as for example Last Autumn's Dream or Fair Warning...every time they release an album is a major kick a** one!!!...this ain't an exception..."Forever & Eternally"(catchy chorus),"Opposites Attract","Want It All","Pictures Of Love" & the power AORish "Bird On A Wire" are my faves...recommended...88/100


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