Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thor's Hammer/May The Hammer Smash The Cross/Ancestral Research Records/2000 CD Review

  Thor's Hammer where a band from Poland that played a style that I would describe as NS pagan black/death/thrash and this is a review of their 2000 album "May The Hammer Smash The Cross" which was released by Ancestral Research Records.

Drums are all fast drumming with a lot of brutal blast beats with some slow to mid paced drumming being used at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark pagan atmosphere style of sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very powerful that you can still easily hear despite the raw sounding production.

Rhythm guitars back some fast primal black metal riffing with some death/thrash influences and there are also some riffs that have a RAC feel to them while the solos have a very primitive and melodic sound to them.

Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls with a blackened touch, while the lyrics touch on Paganism, war, anti Christianity, the philosophy of Ragnar Redbeard and national socialism, as for the production on this recording it has a very raw sound but you can still hear all of the instruments.

In my opinion Thor's Hammer where a very good band and if you are a fan of such genres such as NS black metal, pagan metal, black/thrash and RAC you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "May The Hammer Smash The Cross "Their Modern Freedom" and "Gates Of Heaven". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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