Non compromising yet immediately accessible; a perfect cross between rage and relatability. Finally, a challenge to the human mind to be able to think for itself.
Meet Helestios. Here to tell you, ”Your Pain Feels Good!”
Henris Leja, Stellas Aggelis, Ian den Boer and Agnis Aldinš – hailing from Latvia, Greece and The Netherlands respectively – combine to bring an elite sound of heavy metal. Now, their passion and drive that encapsulates the Helestios brand is situated in the UK, with the group now making music from Basingstoke, England.
Whilst taking on the traditional tropes and elements that embody the heavy metal genre, it is essential that you do not let the messages in each song go over your head.
This is introduced heavily in the track ‘Return to Baalbek’ in which the phrase ‘‘no more” is constantly repeated. Messages like ‘‘No more destruction and no more exiling humans” force us to start debates and conversations around peace of our people and consider tranquility in the world for all.
It speaks volumes as this was written by Henriis in 2019, whilst mass protests against the Government in the Lebanon raged around him.
‘Black Storm’, is an intense and chaotic combination of heavy drums and guitar riffs, depicting the travesties of war and destruction.
We then meet the cross between rage and reliability in the title-track ‘Your Pain Tastes Good’, which starts off in a calm manner before exploding in immense musicality. This track could be a message touching on the hopelessness some have felt in the recent year, with lyrics like ‘This is all we have left’ feeling particularly relevant.
‘All Attack’ provides an aggressive and fast paced soundtrack. Written in support of the Belorussian people who have spent recent months fighting to overthrow what many see as one of the last tyrannies of Europe, this track is another testament to the metal of humanity in fighting social crises.
Despite the often destructive stereotype and nature of heavy metal, Helestios have given us a new way to look at life and attempt to move us into taking a different approach in the way we do things.
“We want to provoke people to think a bit deeper and realise there’s more than everyday mainstream media has to offer. There’s enough exciting stuff going on right now in various scientific fields from uncovering very unusual facts about ancient history to modern genetics and with our new understanding we should re-apply and re-view many things that we believe are cornerstones.Helestios
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