Artist: Bloody Hammers
Title Of Album: Under Satan's Sun
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Napalm Records
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Quality: 320 Kbps
Total Time: 44:47 min
Total Size: 103 MB
01. The Town That Dreaded Sundown
03. Death Does Us Part
04. The Moon-Eyed People
05. Second Coming (Alice Cooper cover)
06. Welcome to the Horror Show
07. Under Satan's Sun
08. Dead Man's Shadow On the Wall
09. The Last Alarm
“Bloody Hammers are a heavy rock band from Transylvania County, North Carolina.” Their latest ten-song disc, Under Satan’s Sun, was released in 2014 on Napalm Records. “Although commonly viewed as gothic rock, the band have incorporated elements of doom metal, stoner metal, and psychedelic rock.” By their name and the label they’re signed to, you’d think this was a death metal band. You’d be incorrect. Like today’s Scandinavian creep-rock forerunners Ghost, and genre pioneer and visionary Vincent Furnier (Alice Cooper), this is a rock band.
Bloody Hammers have a thick, meaty, swampy guitar tone, reminiscent of earlier Black Sabbath. Melodically, they recall bands like Blue Oyster Cult. They’ve also got a catchy, excellent vocal and the melodic sensibility of a true forerunner doom metal band, like Trouble or The Skull. Throughout the disc, the songs are cogent, very well-written, and have a very nice mix and master job. Under Satan’s Sun is loud, rich, and each instrument sounds like it should.
With a very thick, in-your-face sound, the album opens with a melodic, melancholic “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”. Here, listeners are introduced to the workings of the band: tight performance, fairly uncomplicated song structures, a sonic wall of guitar distortion, well-sung vocals, relaxed tempos, and subtle keyboard overlays. Keyboard overlays add that Steven King esque layer of creep to the tune, which otherwise is as innocuous as “Don’t Fear The Reaper”. “The Moon-Eyed People” recalls a relatively unknown band who juxtaposed thrash metal riffology to rich and melodic vocals, Crunchy. The well-sung “clean vocal” from Anders Manga keeps this firmly in rock territory, as thrashy as the verse sounds. “Under Satan’s Sun”, the title track, is almost anthemic; the tune begs for memorability. Blending melodic and rhythmic elements from diverse genres like punk, classic rock, and doom metal, it knocks it out.
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