Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thorr's Hammer/Doomedagsnatt/Southern Lord Records/1998 CD Review

Thorr's Hammer were a band from Seattle,Washington that played a style which I would describe as blackened doom/death metal and this is a review of their 1998 album "Doomedagsnatt" which was released by Southern Lord Records during the year of 1998.

Drums are mostly slow beats throughout the album with no fast playing or blast beats being utilized while the bass playing has a very dark tone with alot of slow doom/death riffs.

Guitars are all rhythm with alot of slow doom/death riffs that contain dark melodies at times with no fast riffing or guitar solos being utilized while the vocals are deep death metal growls with some occasional clean singing female vocals.

Production on this album sounds very raw but has a proffesional feel that captures all of the instruments and you can hear them all, while the lyrics touch on Norse Mythology with some lyrics written in Norwegian.

In my opinion Thorr's Hammer where a very talented band and one of the heaviest doom/death bands of the 90's that have also influenced alot of other doom metal bands, if you are a fan of doom/death you need to have this album in your collection. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Norge" "Troll"

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