Roundtable Review: Lucifer’s Hammer – Night Sacrifice

Lucifer's Hammer coverLabel: Shadow Kingdom Records

Release Date: 12 February, 2014

Songs: 3

Length: 15 minutes

Genre: Heavy Metal

Studio Albums: This is their debut release

Location: Chile



WarpRider – A nice throwback to an early ‘80s band. Lucifer’s Hammer is a cool name. Nothing really exceptional going on here, but I like the raw appeal of music back then… more punch, less refinement. 3.0

Atleastimhousebroken – This is one of those cases where the vocalist just needs to sing in his native language. Dude sounds like he’s pronouncing all the words with a potato in his mouth and then adding an annoying echo effect on top of it. It really pulled me out of the otherwise excellent Killers-Era Iron Maiden worship going on. Nothing really ground breaking, but outside of the vocals, enjoyable for NWOBHM fans. 2.0

Irmelinis – Did they dig up a long lost and forgotten demo from 1982? For anyone that wants to re-live the good old eighties thrashy style with high shrieking vocals, epic speedy guitars and catchy songs, this is basically everything it was back then. Nothing more, nothing less. 2.0

ChristopherMammal – A promising debut set of three songs by a band who seem to be doing their best to sound like Iron Maiden. They build gentler openings into rapid-fire Maidenesque openings, slow the pace, then grow in strength to create riff-driven melody lines. The solos are where Maiden might have written them and so are the high-low guitar harmonies and time signature changes. The band needs more bite and force in the vocals. 3.0

A Metal State of Mind Score – 2.5 out of 5


About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

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