02. The Dark Tower
03. Dead Mountain
04. The Nameless One
05. Eyes of Deceit
06. The Abyss
07. The Evil Within
08. Journey’s End
Steve Blower – Guitar, Singer
Andy Firth – Bass
Darren Kensall – Drums
Hamerex is a Yorkshire band formed in 2004 and this is their third full-length, solid track record with a small legion of fans following them everywhere, but they have not yet been able to break molds and move their music out from England.
The music of this band is of the most classic and its great influence are the Black Sabbath. Traitor is the first cut, pulls a halftime with Groovy very dark and heavy on guitars, with a change of pace that reminds you of the Judas Priest’s British Steel cañeros topics such as Rapid Fire or Grinder.
Dead Mountain pulls one to which add an echo effect which pull classicism and darkness, all with roots NWOBHM. You can remember Hammerhead, a band very influenced by the Black Sabbath but surely will remind you even more to the Angel Witch, there goes the shots of this band at all times.
Classic sounds and sounds good but do not stop me engage their subjects. Has an accelerated riff, this acceleration gives brís to the album and gives to the subject of other rhythms that bring freshness. It always sounds old school but it lacks that feeling in the solo and in the choruses, they have no compositional facility and that is something that a musician has or does not have, but that skill is not trained.
The Nameless One is the classic atmospheric halftime that starts with acoustic and only clean strongly felt, have a lot of class is undeniable. Here they simply draw Diamond Head influence which in turn influenced the Metallica, simple but effective.
I needed a topic that broke the monotony because they are all quite similar and that is cutting Eyes of Deceit that sounds much more aggressively metalhead and run the theme but always lack something to finish the job. Again trying to end an acoustic passage starting at halftime in The Abyss, with the drum sound so characteristic of Metallica, they lack personality.
The Evil Within is the attempt by the band to offer something different, are nine – minute song. It has a powerful boot in the battery and really epic parts. As usual they look for the atmospheric part and in the middle of the way we find an acoustic interlude, to finish as they started.
Journey’s End is like going back to the starting point, it is a subject that brings nothing new and legacy reroll the Sabbath but with influences from the Witchfinder General in its darkest period.Heavy / Doom with changes of pace to the Judas Priest and acoustic atmospheric passages to Diamond Head, so are the Hamerex, classic band where there are but lacking feeling.
http://hamerex.bandcamp.com/album/traitor full album