Release date: 24-10-2007 Label: Bale
By: Sabine van Gameren
Hellcity 13 is a band from Helsinki, Finland who just released their debut
album “Hellcity 13”. Their music is gothic/glam rock with a little
disco feeling in it. The album has some dark lyrics, but at the same time you
keep on swinging. Vocals are done by Mika and Susannah. In this genre it is
a refreshment to hear a female vocalist implementing her voice into the music
the way Susannah does. It gives the band a unique sound.
On the fifth song of the album “Masquerade” Mika sings “Just
take my hand and dance with me”. This feeling is what comes with this album.
As my favourite songs I can mention “In Your Eyes” and “Is
Anybody Out There” which both start with some keys.
Recently they recorded a video of the first song “In Love With Love” on the album.
(which you can see here)
This is a perfect opener for the album, since it brings you immediatly in the right mood for listening to the rest.
Overall some songs are quite catchy but not in a way that they would be typical
one hit wonders. I am wondering how this band will do live. The cd is still
in my cd player and probably won’t disappear in my archive very soon since
I enjoy listening it some more.
Mika – vocals
Susannah – vocals
LL Stud – guitars
Tommi Mikael – guitars
Mr. Kess – keyboards
JJ Hjelt – bass
Pitkä – drums
| 1 In Love With Love
2 American Psycho
3 One By One
4 Shortcut To Hell
6 Dead End
7 In Your Eyes
8 Is Anybody Out There
9 Yesterday’s News
10 My World Has Stopped