Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bloody Hammers - Lovely Sort Of Death

I legitimately don't understand why Bloody Hammers isn't way more popular than they currently are. Like - this is a band who can do it all. They write powerful, driving rock and roll of the sort that few of their peers can match and do it with the same sense of bombast that got so many of us into this mess in the first place. If any band in the modern context understands what rock should be about, and how it should be executed it's these guys. Their latest offering Lovely Sort Of Death is a testament to their excellence and a truly fun listen.

I think part of the beauty of Bloody Hammers isn't so much that they bring in stoner rock and doom elements to accent their unique brand of rock and roll, but moreover the fact that they do it in such  subtle and tasteful way that you just find yourself getting lost in the throb of the music. What I love about this band is how they come off as much more accessible than their peers in bands like Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, but still maintain that same sense of underground legitimacy and a certain screwed up evil. There is something wonderfully dark going on underneath the surface of Lovely Sort Of Death and it makes for an addictive listen.

Groovy, dark, fun, this is a record that was seemingly made for me. Bloody Hammers get the bitterness of the human condition and they give you a chance to go in and revel in the murk. Lovely Sort Of Death may be a demented record, but it's one that you can listen to with your parents. It's one that you are going to want to come back to time and time again. Bloody Hammers have figured out the modern rock and roll polemic and they might be the keepers of the grail. So will they save the world, or simply fade into obscurity? That's up to you.

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