Raven’s All Hell's Breaking Loose is 100% heavy metal fun that will help you escape back to the timeless future of 2023 via 1983. Get into yer denim and leathers, break out the beer, and crank this mutha to 11!
Sometimes, things just speak - or scream, roar, shout, maim, wound, beat, pulverize, and destroy - for themselves. Exhibit one: All Hell's Breaking Loose, the 15th studio album from Newcastle-born heavy metal pioneers, Raven.
Founding Geordie brothers John Gallagher (lead vocals, bass) and Mark Gallagher (guitar, backing vocals) have seemingly entered a time-machine and regenerated their youthful selves. Add the fierce drumming of Mike Heller propelling further power, All Hell's Breaking Loose shows a band clearly bursting with fire, energy, power, and pride in their standing as one of the true forefathers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
It's not an embellishment to say there are 10 banger-after-banger tracks on All Hell's Breaking Loose, each with its own tantalizing flurry of flashy NWOBHM riffery. "Turn Of The Screw" bounces on the upbeats before smashing you with a thunderous chorus. "The Far Side" has as classic a metal riff as you'll hear in 2023. "Desperate Measures" is a pure '81-saturated tale of hardship and despair. And if you ever wondered what Raven at London’s Marquee were like on a sweaty metal night in '83, then "Edge Of A Nightmare" is your portal to paradise. The album never lets up as closer "Go For The Gold" thunders as hard as the opener "Medieval."
Produced by the band themselves at Heaven And Heller Studios, All Hell's Breaking Loose is available on CD digipak, 12" black vinyl, digital download, and streaming platforms. Grab it now and rock until you drop.