Even though I missed out on the debut EP of these dudes, I think it might just be time for me to cover them.
As Chester said himself in the EP review, the main tool of the trade for these fine gentlemen is melodic death metal. And if that wasn't enough, they've upped the game a little bit so that the cue here for 'Clone Of Europa' is straight up extreme metal. They say so on their webpage, and they couldn't be more right.
Taking everything into account, from raspy and screamed vocals, to black metal style drumming, some insane soloing which will definitely make you want to lick the fret board of the nearest guitar you can find, and lastly some great RIFFS, Hammerdrone offers a no bullshit, no synths, no clean vox, in your face fifty minutes of the most exciting music 2014 has delivered so far to my ears. What adds even more to this feeling is the absolute frankness and baddassness of their song titles. Admit it, you only wished you had wrote an album that starts with a song named 'Prometheus Is Murdered', to which you add the monster title track, spice it up with some 'Death In The Yukon' and top it with two of the most gargantuesque closers ever made (yes, you heard me, TWO!): 'Kelpie' for smashing things up and then 'Stormchaser' to make for a numbness inducing experience that'll make anyone hit repeat, because for damn sure that after you've chased a storm and eventually escaped from it, you'll want to murder Prometheus all over again!
And if that hasn't gotten your attention up until now, I don't know what else will.
Oh yeah, maybe I do: this beast is out TODAY, so brush up your wallets ladies and gentlemen, while you embrace the wonder of Hammerdrone. Just click to get your piece, minions!