Released almost two months ago (May 30th), but spinning round on my mp3 player this afternoon for the first time was Bloody Hammers’ new LP Under Satan’s Sun. You know that “shit, I wish I’d listened to this sooner” feeling? Yeah, that.
Grinding out a distinctive blend of doom, rock (with a southern edge) and classic metal, Bloody Hammers may have produced one of the best albums I’ve heard to far this year.
Song themes are very “classic horror”, the tone is lovely and dark and the tunes are catchier than any of that shite that pops up on YouTube and makes some ass-hat famous for a week.
Imagine Black Sabbath doing a concept album about the Universal Monster Movies, but with a W.A.S.P. edge (or is that just me?) and you won’t be far off. Absolutely cracking stuff.
- The Town That Dreaded Sundown
- Death Does Us Part
- The Moon-Eyed People
- Second Coming
- Welcome To The Horror Show
- Under Satan’s Sun
- Dead Man’s Shadow On The Wall
- The Last Alarm
- The Necromancer