Ragehammer are a band from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "The hammer Doctrine" which will be released in April by Pagan Records.
Distorted reverb's start off the album along with some bass guitars a few seconds later that also leads to more of a blackened thrash metal direction t hat also utilizes a great amount of high pitched screams and the music also goes back to the first wave era of the genre while also being modern at the same time.
When the music speeds up you can hear a great amount of blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos and leads also remain true to an 80's style of extreme metal and some songs also bring in a small amount of death metal growls and the songs also use the bass guitars as a lead instrument at times and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and clean singing and some of the faster riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and the whole album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending og the recording.
Ragehammer plays a musical style on this recording that is very heavily rooted in the old school styles of black and thrash metal while they also update the genre for more modern days, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, hate, anti religion, violence. death, and black metal themes and the last track is written in Polish.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ragehammer and if you are a fan of black and thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "First Wave Black Metal" "Warlord's Fall" "I Am the Tyrant" and "From Homo Sapiens To Homo Raptor". 8 out of 10.