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Bulletbelt - Album Review: Nine Centuries

05 Dec 2017 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Wellington Metallers Bulletbelt are back and bring with them, their third full length release, Nine Centuries.

Bulletbelt are no strangers to the Wellington Metal scene and have been kicking around for years, with a lot of respect within their genre.

Nine Centuries is a visceral assault to the senses, and true to form, a reflection of their hardworking ethos while still maintaining their ferocious, innovative metal sound.

Vocalist, Jolene Tempest is an unstoppable force in vocal style. Her brutal, guttural screams are rich, and emanate not only from her throat, but also from her heart. The band’s passion for what they do is ever present and are always a step ahead, crossing those boundaries between Black Metal/Thrash.

Stand out tracks Orpheus and Hypatia are darkly delicious in their changes of tempo and delivery.

From start to end, Nine Centuries is another testament to Bulletbelt as musicians and collaborators, and an intense journey that simply leaves you feeling one or both things; to destroy or be destroyed. If you’re new, come along for the ride and open your ears to Bulletbelt and Nine Centuries, you might just be surprised.


Review written by Kerry Monaghan

About Bulletbelt

"...brutal, harsh black metal with a punk twist." muzic.net.nz


There are two types of metal bands in the world today: those who innovate and those who are content to merely imitate. Bulletbelt have risen above the hordes of imitators to firmly establish themselves as innovators, successfully straddling the divide between thrash and black metal.

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Releases

Nine Centuries
Year: 2017
Type: Album
Rise Of The Banshee
Year: 2014
Type: Album
Down In The Cold Of The Grave
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Live And Ascend
Year: 2012
Type: EP
Writhe And Ascend
Year: 2011
Type: EP
The Black Army Stands
Year: 2010
Type: EP

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