Album Reviews
Band: Bloody Hammers

Title: Under Satan's Sun

Label: Napalm Records

  

Playing on the fringes of doom metal, stoner metal and psychedelic rock, North Carolinaís Bloody Hammers release their third consecutive album in three years titled 'Under Satanís Sun'. A large amount of the bandís inspiration derives from the horror fiction of H.P Lovecraft and Ray Bradbury, but unfortunately this influence does nothing but make Bloody Hammers sound like a bloody nightmare!

One of the main problems I had with this album is that it sounds dreadful. The entire record sounds flat with every song sounding one-dimensional and there is nothing breaking up the monotonous tone throughout. The lack of catchy vocal melodies and guitar hooks sinks 'Under Satanís Sun' even further. There was a flicker of hope with 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown', as it has a half decent riff that reminisced of early Sabbath, but that was as good as it got because it was all downhill from there. 

'The Last Alarm' took four minutes of my life that I will never get back and is a contender for the laziest written songs of the year.  'Necromancer' has a dreadful verse, appalling chorus and a god awful riff that I will sadly never forget.  As for the rest of the record, let's just say it was more or less forgetful to say the least. Never mind Bloody Hammers because this album is bloody crap!

Review by: Rob Herald

 

 

Tracklisting:

1. The Town That Dreaded Sundown
2. Spearfinger
3. Death Does Us Part
4. The Moon Eyed People
5. Second Coming 
6. Welcome To The Horror Show
7. Under Satan's Sun
8. Dead Man's Shadow On The Wall
9. The Last Alarm
10. Necromancer 

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