Back in 2006, reviewers were totally enthusiastic about the album, one calling it a "bloody great old school thrash inferno", one describing it as raw, brutal 80’s thrash/speed metal. Sounds great, right? But that’s only half the story: Hellish Crossfire do not just copy their cherished idols from the heyday of Teutonic thrash metal, they rather head for a very individual, very charismatic sound – "Slaves Of The Burning Pentagram" is based on raw thrash metal, but enriched with a lot of unique ideas, taken from doom, heavy, speed, death and black metal!
"Slaves Of the Burning Pentagram" was recorded at the Rape of Harmonies Studio in Triptis, Germany, in January 2005 and July 2006, and the album was mixed and mastered by Patrick W. Engel (now Temple of Disharmony). Guitarist Iron Incubus remembers those times quite well: "It was an awesome moment to listen to the songs recorded in a proper way for the first time. Patrick W. Engel managed to capture that ‘live’ feeling quite authentically, I think, and he definitely got the best out of us!"