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The Hellacopters – ‘Through the Eyes of the Hellacopters’ EP

Nuclear Blast
The Stooges, Iggy Pop, The Hives, Backyard Babies, Dregan
Release Date
Nuclear Blast
Garage Rock

                There was a time in the 90’s/00’s when The Hellacopters ruled the garage rock airwaves as the Swedes took the Stooges template, amped it up even further and brought the genre kicking and screaming into the 21st century. That was before they split. However, The Hellacopters returned and earlier this year delivered a stunning comeback album ‘Eyes of Oblivion’ and now, as a little follow up, the Swedes have released their ‘Through the Eyes of the Hellacopters’ EP.

                As expected, ‘Through the Eyes…’ is high-octane rock n’ roll delivered with the sort of swagger that we’re used to seeing from the likes of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Now, it does have to be stated that the tracks released on this EP have already been released on the two CD version box set of ‘Eyes of Oblivion’. This EP is four tracks long with every single one being a cover, from The Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby’, through GBH ‘I Am the Hunted’, String Driven Thing ‘Circus’ and ‘I Ain’t No Miracle Worker’ by The Brogues. These tracks are delivered with a driving power blasting through 14 minutes of decently delivered garage rock.

                However, this EP is a little bit of a cash in. ‘Through the Eyes…’ has an appeal to massive fans of The Hellacopters and it gives those fans who were unable to get their hands on that ‘Eyes of Oblivion’ double disc, but other than that, it wouldn’t feel out of place on any digital playlist for the foreseeable future.

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