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HELSTAR ..American Power / Speed / Thrash

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  1. DaKillerWolf

    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

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    HELSTAR : One of my all time favorites. I have all their CD other then the Live " Hellish Christmas" album which I plan to get this week.

    Formed 1981, Houston, TX, United States
    Genre , Heavy Metal / Speed / Thrash Metal ..or American Power Metal
    Lead by extraordinary vocalist James Rivera who is the bands one and only constant through out their recording history.

    Members , Larry Barragan (guitar, 1981-95, 2006-present), James Rivera [Bill Lionel] (vocals, 1983-present), Tom Rogers (guitar, 1983-85), Hector Pavon (drums, 1983-85), Paul Medina (bass, 1983-85), Robert Trevino (guitar, 1985-87, 2006-present), Jerry Abarca (bass, 1985-present), Rene Luna (drums, 1985-87), Andre Corbin (guitar, 1987-90), Frank Ferreira (drums, 1987-90), Aaron Garza (guitar, 1990-2001), Russell DeLeon (drums, 1990-2004, 2006-10), Mike Heald (guitar, 1995-2001, 2004-06), Eric Halpern (guitar, 2004-06), Mikey Lewis (drums, 2004-06, 2010-present)

    1984 Burning Star
    1986 Remnants of War
    1988 A Distant Thunder
    1989 Nosferatu
    1995 Multiples of Black
    2000 Twas the Night of a Helish X-Mas Live
    2008 The King of Hell
    2010 Glory of Chaos













     
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    I have "Burning Star" but that's it so far. I have only played it once so I'll have to dig it out an listen to it again to get a feel for them.
     
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    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

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    My favorites are A Distant Thunder, Nosferatu, The King of Hell & Glory of Chaos. With probably Nosferatu and The King of Hell topping the list.
     
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    I love the cover of "The King of Hell",,,I'll put that one on my shopping list.
     
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    I have read good things about one album in particular by Helstar, Nosferatu. I have to admit I have not listened to it though or this band before.

    I will say one thing, the vocalist has a killer scream.
     
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    James Rivera is easily one of my top ten vocalist. I track down all his numerous
    side projects when ever possible.
     
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    I've read about this band but never heard any of thier tunes. Some great tracks.

    Wolf, what difference do you hear between US power metal and European power metal?
     
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    Picked this one up this morning DKW, so I'll play it tonight.

    I did see a "Compilation" CD as well, but I prefer to get the individual albums if possible.

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    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

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    Breaking that one out later LG:grinthumb

    @ Joe, American power is more rough containing a bit more thrash elements
    most the time. Euro is usually VERY melodic especially vocally and also contain symphonic elements for the most part.
     
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    So is your lack of a follow up on the album here a sign that you were not that enthused about what you listened to ,LG ? :D
     

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