Chuck Schuldiner Project

Friday, September 4, 2015

Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards

One of my most hotly anticipated records of 2015 the time has come to wield the Astral Hammer and stride forth into battle alongside our brothers in Gloryhammer. Set in the futuristic year of 1992 the dark wizard Zargothrax has returned and Angus McFife the Thirteenth is our galaxy's only hope. What I'm trying to say is that this record is ridiculous over the top, kind of stupid, and pretty much my favorite thing ever. Gloryhammer have nailed it again putting out one of the most exciting power metal releases of the last decade.

The thing is - despite how silly some of these songs can be (Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy I'm looking at you!) they are also utterly badass and represent the eternal power of the genre. Beyond that - these tracks represent some brilliant compositions, the record has a surprisingly tasteful flow and the vocal harmonies slot nicely on top of lush soundscapes. The band has clearly progressed as songwriters and musicians since 2013's Tales From The Kingdom of Fife. Beyond that - the storyline is brilliant and fairly easy to follow. It makes for a record that is a lot of fun to listen too and stands up to multiple spins.

Simply put - Gloryhammer are the power metal band that the scene needs. As the genre gets increasingly bloated and dull its strangely encouraging to have a group of dudes who take the piss out of it whilst executing brilliantly. Toss in a couple epic sing a long choruses and you have yourself a record that invokes the festival spirit even if you're just sitting in your basement sending emails. The point being - Gloryhammer is heavy metal at the highest and most humorous level and their music is impossible to forget.

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  1. "...encouraging to have a group of dudes who take the piss out of it whilst executing brilliantly."

    And you, sir, have nailed it yourself. That's why they're so good. It's so bloody obvious that they're having fun rattling this cheesy nonsense off, and it's all the better as a result.