HELSTART - A Distant Thunder LP (Blue/Yellow Split Vinyl)
Limited to 100 copies!
Anthrax will forever be remembered for "Among The Living" more than any other album out of their catalog as will Annihilator for "Alice In Hell", Jag Panzer for "Ample Destruction" and so on. Helstar, on the other hand, are in position to be lauded for ages on for not one but two INCREDIBLY AMAZING AWESOME MAGNIFICENT albums; "A Distant Thunder" and "Nosferatu". To us, the thoroughly indoctrinated USPM advocates, the first four Helstar albums are all classic, but to the discerning metalhead, "A Distant Thunder" is apparently the best glimpse of the band's essence. It is perfectly understandable since on "Burning Star" and "Remnants of War" (masterworks that they are) there was less flourish and more chaos. "A Distant Thunder" is where the band reined themselves in and bore the graceful and classy architecture that had been lurking underneath all that rubble this long while.