"Hell To Pay" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Spewing venomous hate, Hell To Pay is a hardcore trip through life's sewers. In fact, Hell To Pay trample you as you lie helpless in the gutter.

This 1999 demo is the earliest evidence of the wrath that Hell To Pay have wrought on the mid-Atlantic and points beyond since their earliest days as a four man wrecking crew. Hell To Pay make it a point to say that they like their hardcore to be like it used to be - an angry release.

Not afraid to show a sense of humor (and certainly not afraid of pissing off the straight-edgers in the scene), Hell To Pay sing "The Beer Song" in anything but the hardcore style. It's a nice touch that demonstrates that the band is just letting off steam with its venom, not advocating a lifestyle.

If you have this demo you've got a collector's item; if you don't have this demo "happy hunting"!

Hell To Pay is Karl Core on vocals, Dave "Beats" on guitar, Matt Mayhem on drums, and John "The Car Thief" Cook on bass.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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