Single Review: HELLYEAH - Bigger God + Live Tour Post

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With HELLYEAH’s newest single, ‘Bigger God’, the heavy metal super group from the US are once again proving to everyone just why they are so important in today’s musical climate. A throw back to the days of Pantera and Mudvayne that will hopefully show people who didn't grow up listening to their music what true heavy metal is. It’s an no hold bars assault on all levels and it is unbelievably wonderful to hear music like this being released again.

While I’m not going to be hating on the state of heavy metal in the 21st century, I will say this: bands today need to start looking at bands like HELLYEAH, a band that consists of members from four of the biggest metal bands of all time, and use them as influence. 'Bigger God' is a homage to everything that was once so good and pure about metal; it is 4:40 of high intensity drum beats, wonderfully complimentary guitar chords and vocals that are so powerful they could kill and ox.
Sure, this single isn't going to change people’s opinions on metal music and its definitely not going to win the band any new fans. But the men from Pantera, Mudvayne, Damageplan and Nothingface are three albums in – if it isn't broke, don’t fix it. There is absolutely nothing to fix when it comes to the sound this band are making as it is heavy metal bliss.
For the month of June HELLYEAH are embarking on a mighty European tour that covers nine countries and more music festivals than you can shake a stick at. This would be an impressive feat for a band of teenagers, the fact that all these guys are in their 40’s is even more impressive. But that isn't to say that they are going to wander through all these of shows conserving their energy.
HELLYEAH are made up of members from four of the biggest heavy metal bands the US has ever produced and when you combine Pantera, Mudvayne, Damageplan and Nothingface into one mighty beast of a band you are going to have a spectacular live show.
June is going to be a busy time for the band, but it is going to be worth it so much as these guys are without a doubt one of the better bands you could see live at any of these festivals.
Mark Wiglesworth

I am a student at the University of Portsmouth doing a Journalism and Media Studies degree who has an absolute passion for anything involving films or music. Give me any piece of media, I will do my best to review it.


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