Hope in Hell

Album Review of Hope in Hell by Anvil.

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Hope in Hell

Anvil

Hope in Hell by Anvil

Release Date: May 28, 2013
Record label: The End
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Speed/Thrash Metal

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If there's a song that sums up the journey Anvil have gone on, it's "Time Shows No Mercy," the ninth track of the band's 15th album, Hope in Hell. When frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow sings "Hold onto your youth, you're young as you feel and that's the truth/Fight the good fight, do it long and do it right," it's clear why the band, who always seemed to just miss their shot at getting big, are still down in the heavy metal trenches. Anvil are a band that seems incapable of hanging up their guitars and calling it a day, an ethos that makes them a bit of an oddity in the current culture of instant, ephemeral fame.

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