Hällas – “Hällas”

HallasThe self-titled debut EP from Hällas has one foot firmly planted in classic 70s rock. Now I know what you’re thinking. A LOT of bands nowadays are doing that. What makes Hällas different is that they incorporate plenty of prog rock with dual guitar lines and excellent keyboard passages.

Hällas have more in common with Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash than Yes or Genesis but it’s that rocking edge that makes this EP a lot of fun to listen to. Hällas can really rock and at the same time they take enough detours in the 4 tracks on this EP to keep prog fans interested.

I do wish that they’d done a longer piece of music, maybe a 10 minute epic with some excellent soloing. Maybe that’s what’s to come. This is just an introduction to Hällas and a fine introduction at that. I think they are a cut above bands like Kadavar or Graveyard. Hällas is in the same league as Witchcraft. Excellent music, strong melodies and a kick ass style all add up to a winner of an EP.

Rating: 8/10

1. Autumn In Space
2. Insomnia
3. Tale Of A Tyrant
4. Hällas

Label: The Sign Records
Bandcamp: thesignrecords.bandcamp.com/album/h-llas-s-t


About Rob

I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music...progressive music!
This entry was posted in metal, progressive rock, stoner metal and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s