Hell Below/Stars Above

Hell Below/Stars Above

by Toadies
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Hell Below/Stars Above

After a six-year hiatus, the Toadies finally released their second album, Hell Below/Stars Above, in 2001. If 1995's Rubberneck was a pretty heavy album, with guitars swimming in a post-grunge murk, Hell Below/Stars Above finds the band trudging through primeval sludge, awakening the ghosts of heavy metal past. Songs like "Little Sin" evoke hard rock deities Soundgarden, and throughout the release, lead singer Todd Lewis adds plenty of Robert Plant/ Chris Cornell-style high-pitched syllables to counterpoint the "Hammer of the Gods" rhythm section bassist Lisa Umbarger and drummer Mark Rezinek endow the album with. Besides "Little Sin," highlights are the adrenaline rush "What We Have We Steal" and the requisite pseudo-ballad "Jigsaw Girl." Hell Below/Stars Above isn't all that original, but it's nirvana to some headbangers in an era when rap-metal was the only metal played on the radio.

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Release Date: 03/20/2001
Label: Fontana Universal
UPC: 0606949087227
catalogNumber: 490872

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Hell Below/Stars Above 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the lyrics are spectacular. the music is so original compared to all the stuff out in the music business. its just a great relief.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD spent months in my CD player and never left. A must have for anyone who claims to be a Toadies fan! Too bad the bassist is so hot- my stupid boyfriend ...