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Review: Warhammer - No Beast So Fierce...
No Beast So Fierce...

Label: High Roller Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 48:17
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: January 27, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
No Beast So Fierce...

Rated 4.39/5 (87.78%) (18 Votes)

It's funny how Hellhammer-worship bands do not try to hide it. More often than not, they have "hammer" in their name and, as is the case here, even the album art is similar to Apocalyptic Raids. No Beast So Fierce... is pretty much like classic Hellhammer, but with a better sound, more doomy and heavier at times, and better executed. I like the vocals here better – gruffy, throaty, kind of neutral. This guy is just a better vocalist as far as I'm concerned.

I mentioned a better sound, but this still prays to the altar of their masters – raw and "muddy", very rough stuff, but it's easier to pick up the subtleties of the various instruments. No Beast So Fierce... mixes fast, rocking blackened thrashers with much slower and heavier, doom-style pounding tracks that crush enough to make your speakers dig a hole in the floor. There are no surprises here: old school raw and dirty thrash (proto-black/death to some extent) that's nonetheless catchier than what you get from bands at the other end of the spectrum that just try do to too much and crash and burn in the process.

Warhammer don't invent anything, but they've bettered a winning formula. It's simple, folks: If you're looking for some good Hellhammer worship – even better than the real thing, then give this bad boy a try.

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