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Review: Hammer of Daemons - Barbarian Assault
Hammer of Daemons
Barbarian Assault

Label: Independent
Year released: 2018
Duration: 43:49
Tracks: 7
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: June 12, 2018
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (5 Votes)

The Saxon barbarians consolidate their great work started in 2016 with Hellfire (Beyond the Iron Curtain) in an interesting way, by mixing traditional Black/Thrash elements with a Doom-ish atmosphere; If I could compare Hammer of Daemons' aesthetic (not sound), I would choose Bolt Thrower to do it, as their proposal reminded me of the British Death legends. Filled with testosterone, the album is also stacked with powerful riffing, tales of blood and honor and a nasty-sounding production, which is great if you ask me. Tobias Mincer's harsh vocals resonate like thunder, matching quite well with the heavy, chaotic vibe and the overall songwriting is way above average.

It's really hard to find Thrash Metal as ominous and corpulent like this, and the idea of incorporating this sort of lyrics – common to Epic genres such as Heavy/Doom or Epic Heavy – is nothing short of refreshing. Highly recommended.

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