Album Reviews: Under Satan's Sun by Bloody Hammers

Bloody Hammers is a darkwave, gothic rock band located in the heart of Transylvania County, North Carolina. Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to their third and latest album Under Satan's Sun which comes out June 10th. What did I think?

The first track, The Town That Dreaded Sundown is definitely a song that I could hear being played in a classic horror movie. This uptempo gem provides you with excellent vocal delivery, but what I loved most about this tune was the story itself. 

Some of the greatest songs I have ever heard are dark and send a moving yet eccentric message. I have to admit, Spearfinger is quite a tune that embodies what I enjoy about dark rock. Horror is all about being frantic and projecting that feeling onto others. 

When I first heard the third track, Death Does Us Part, I was reminded of Kurt Cobain meets Marilyn Manson virtually instantaneously. Then, when I heard the lyrics, I was reminded of a dark story of love and hate. This is one of my favorite songs on the album.

The fourth track, The Moon-Eyed People, has one of the most exciting entrances I have heard yet. The story itself is a balance of dark and light, making it a memorable tune. This song needs to be played on the next vampire flick.

The beginning of Second Coming is of a man chanting about his ideologies and the prophecy. After the sample is played, the song takes off from there. Providing you with a fantastic story line followed by a fantastic uptempo beat. I really love how the drums sound in this tune.

I just love how Welcome To The Horror Show starts out soft and turns into an epic dark rock tune. This song reminds me of Marilyn Manson meets David Bowie with a hint of Nirvana. This is one of my favorite songs I have heard yet this year.

When I first heard Under Satan's Sun, I was pleasantly surprised with the lyrical delivery and how much it reminded me of Better Than Ezra. The song is quite dark, but possesses a light story line. 

Dead Man's Shadow On The Wall is one of the most exciting tunes on the album. This is what dark rock is all about. When I heard this song for the first time, I immediately envisioned a man that was suffering in silence. 

Some of the greatest songs I have ever heard tell an amazing story, but also provide you with amazing instrumentals to back up that story. That is one thing I love about The Last Alarm. I felt as if I was trapped in a David Bowie meets NIN redux when I heard this song. 

When I first heard The Necromancer, the tenth and final track on the album, I felt like I was trapped in a horror movie. This movie starts out very creepy yet sinister and pretty much picks up from there. 

Under The Satan's Sun by The Bloody Hammers is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Would I purchase this album? Absolutely. Would I recommend this album to a friend? Yes, especially those that love dark hard rock and/or metal. For more information about the Bloody Hammers, please visit today.