Deathhammer is prototypical “brutal” death/ doom metal: i.e., grunted/rasped vocals over wildly-detuned-yet-fairly-simple riffs– It’s more primal, simpler, than Martin van Drunen’s other extant outfit, Hail of Bullets…
There’s two types of songs herein: fast/deathy and slow/doomy. Thus follows the highlights of either category….
“We Doom You to Death,” is particularly memorable and a great riff in general, like a European Sleep tribute band… “As the Magma Mammoth Rises” is a 7-minute-ish lurching doom-metal-by-way-of-death-metal tune: they’re both great, and yet though somehow slow and low-tuned, somehow still reminiscent of Hail of Bullets without being an obvious ripoff the said act… more like Death (the band and the phenomenon) on Quaaludes…. (more…)
Very like The Devil’s Blood (i.e., highly capable female singer with traditional doom metal/ rock music background), but more 70s rock/metal, less 70s rock/pop. If that made any sense.
Shut up. You read this site. You knew very well what I meant.
“Over and over,” a satanic T-rex, a heavier Kansas… “Pentagram and Crucifix,” almost like a track from Danzig’s eponymous debut (and very nearly as sweet) with its alternating time (i.e., downbeat to forebeat in the verse)… “Conviction” is an (improbably) Y&T-like ripper….
“The Way Beyond” fires up a lap steel-laced acoustic intro and slows things down for a minute or two, before igniting a “Children of the Grave”-esque riff–
seriously, if you’re reading this site, you love stoner/doom riffs. This track alone would complete you sexually: (more…)
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Genre-less pure metal: 1982 Metallica, covering Iron Maiden, with Cronos singing.
December 29, 2011 | Categories: article | Tags: black, Dark Castle, Death metal, Doom, Grindcore, Iron Maiden, Metal, rock, Rwake, sludge, soda shop, stoner, Surrender, top 20 of 2011, Top 40, top heavy albums 2011 | Leave a comment
Opener “Carnal Mutilation”= straight ahead death metal until about 2 minutes in, when it drops into a fucking great doom riff: also, over the riff there is what I’m pretty sure is a wild boar grunting (don’t ask how I know that)– if that is actually the singer: kudos to you, Sir– kudos! (more…)