'The best gothic country I have heard to this day.' Hank III 'If Hell had a saloon with swingin' doors, Those Poor Bastards would be the house band.' Black Angel Promotions Reviews: Hellfire Hymns, the second full length from Madison, Wisconsin's Those Poor Bastards, is a masterpiece of infernal atmosphere. The production creaks like a gallows pole, and the songs don't seem ancient as much as they seem otherworldly, crafted by damned souls on Hell's plain. These songs speak of bloody redemption, of what befalls those who stray from the straight and narrow. As sanctified as the songs seem, you get the idea that Lonesome Wyatt and The Minister don't speak from a high horse, but from personal experience of the tribulations of the damned. Let the death country revolution descend. A+ - Owl and Bear.