Cobra: To Hell review

Peruvian metallers Cobra are back with their latest bludgeoning epic, To Hell, which showcases numerous metal influences and will have metalheads from all walks of life headbanging, circle pitting and forming walls of death in their own homes.

You wouldn’t expect to hear metal out of Lima, Peru, but Cobra are here to show us that Peru has some of the best metal in the world and to make believers out of everyone.

To Hell has elements of virtually everyone you can think of. Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Anthrax, Thin Lizzy, Brownsville Station, they can all be found in the depths of the darkness that is Cobra.

Vocally, Cobra has more to offer than a lot of the U.S. metal bands out there and the high notes prove it- with Harry el Sucio hitting high notes that would make Bruce Dickenson or Michael Sweet proud.

As far as guitar work, Andrés and Nito have some of the most impressive talent you’ll find anywhere and their riffs and shredding will make some of the top axemen in metal quake in their boots.

Overall, Cobra are impressive, aggressive, intense and throwback in every way possible.

If you’re a fan of 80’s metal or just metal in general, go pick up To Hell, you’ll be in metal heaven- or hell.

Rating: 9/10

-Reggie Edwards