Slagthammer are a band from Germany that plays a blackened form of thrash metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Redneck Black Metal" which was released by Wolfmond Production.
A very distorted sound starts off the album before going into a heavier thrash metal influenced direction while blast beats can be heard in the faster sections of the songs. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals also adding in more of a first wave style.
Back up shouts are also added into some parts of the music while grim second wave influenced black metal screams are also utilized at times. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody.
When banjo's are utilized they also give the music more of an American redneck vibe along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style as well as some of the faster riffing also adding in a small amount of tremolo picking, elements of black'n'roll can also be heard in some parts of the recording.
As the album progresses a brief use of clean singing can also be heard on a couple of songs as well as one of the tracks also being an instrumental along with one song also adding in some violent wife beating samples and the album closes with a cover of Demolition Hammer's "Human Dissection". The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of German and English and cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Slagthammer are a very great sounding blackened thrash metal band and if you are looking for something that is original sounding, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "FY! "Genocidal Holocaust" "Wife beater" and "Human Dissection". 8 out of 10.