BAND OF BROTHERS
The third album by hard rock tornado HELLYEAH, Band of Brothers, is gonna take the rock world by the balls and twist. It’s heavier than anything they’ve done before, more emotionally expressive, and, well, more sonically reminiscent of the bands’ past groups, Pantera, Damageplan, Mudvayne and Nothingface.“When people first heard about HELLYEAH coming out, I honestly believe this is the record they were expecting,” vocalist Chad Gray says. “It’s a jigsaw puzzle of everything we’ve done in music, and it’s the album we needed to make.”
The opening track, “War in Me” lays down the hammer right from the start with a thundering, instantly recognizable drum volley, and builds into a chugging, crunching, squealing display of aggression and selfdetermination.
Then there’s the title track, which features a down-tuned power groove, a swaggering beat loaded with double-bass and crashing cymbals and vocals that vary from snarling and...