A NoHo Arts music review of Heavenly Trip to Hell’s “Pumpkin Man.”
Long Beach-based, California industrial metal band Heavenly Trip to Hell’s “Pumpkin Man” is a dangerously heavy, deeply melodic and wildly cinematic EP. The tracks are driving, pulsing and dirty, yet you can still hear the stories in these epic songs.
The band was started by the brothers, Gerardo and Sergio, the core of the band. But the crazy good drummer, Jose and the brilliant guitarist Kurt push this music to the next level. Vicky on synths is an unexpected and glorious dimension to this powerful sound. Love it!
You may not be into metal, but you can’t help but appreciate the intensely good musicianship of Heavenly Trip to Hell.
They are storytellers, loud, ferocious storytellers yes, but some stories must be yelled and some music needs to be walls of sound. This sound is crafted and nuanced and gorgeously put together while still feeling raw and edgy without even trying.
Heavenly Trip to Help is as authentic as it comes. California has a dark rock metal scene that must be celebrated and this band is as good as it gets.
Heavenly Trip to Hell have shared stages with The Dead Kennedys, Soulfly, Body Count, Transmetal, L.A. Guns, Bang Tango, Too Short, amongst many. Also, they were in a recent documentary, “Road Dogs,” by Shane Aquino, which followed the craziest and most extreme L.A. bands for four years on tour and was featured at various film festivals in Paris, Chicago and Montreal.
Gerardo Christ – vocals, Sergio Natas – bass, Vicky Vicious – Synth keyboards, Kurt Thompson – guitar, Jose Soto – drums.
Producer Name(s): Recorded and Produced by Addasi
Mixed and Mastered by Brendan Duffey Audio.
Digital editing by Adriano Daga
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