Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hammer - Contract With Hell

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1985
Label: Ebony Records

This will be a bit of a shorter one in the interest of time, but I wanted to make sure to bring you guys something seeing as it's been a couple days since I last posted. Hammer was one of many one-off NWOBHM outfits who released a single album and then disappeared. Hey, at least they released a proper full-length - many of the bands from the movement didn't even make it that far. The cover artwork suggests a much darker affair than the music actually offers, as the tunes here are relatively upbeat rockers with a smattering of keyboard work here and there (we're talking rock organs and synthesizers, this is 1984 Britain after all). There's a lot I like about Contract With Hell; cool production, solid riffs, and great vocals. This is just a good, fun album that is absolutely certain to please fans of the NWOBHM.

For fans of Saracen, Dark Star, Demon, and Blade Runner.

Contract With Hell

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