Lucifer’s Hammer set to release their new album “The Trip”
Lucifer’s Hammer (NWOTHM – Chile) – set to release their new album “The Trip” via High Roller Records Release June 11, 2021 (Distribution: Soulfood).
“The Trip” turns out to be a classical third album for LUCIFER’S HAMMER from Chile, ultimately defining their traditional heavy metal style with a more considered sense for compositions that are immediately catchy but still intriguing, thanks to the fresh approach front man Hades and his cohorts took when it came to writing the new material.
“The songs are more complex, and we were looking for a sound that fit their magnitude,” the guitarist and singer acknowledges. “Actually, everything comes across as more professional now, so the money invested in a good recording studio paid off as well.“
Tellingly, it´s hard to guess the geographic origin of songs like the soaring ´The Forest of Tar Tac´ with its numerous tempo changes and lush guitar harmonies from the early Iron Maiden rulebook or the highly melodic ´Land of Fire´, where several key changes insinuate a musicianly deftness many more popular bands are lacking, relieving LUCIFER’S HAMMER from any “fanboy” allegations.
Then consider the whipping drive of ´Illusion´, another highlight not least thanks to its woeful undertones, or the almost AOR-ish ´I Believe in You´ with its calm middle section in contrast to the biting uptempo of ´The Winds of Destiny´, which quite fittingly comes with some falsetto outbursts in the vein of King Diamond, and it´s clear that this four-piece has loads of hefty steel to offer for years to come.
1. The Oppression
2. The Forest of Tar Tac
3. Land of Fire
4. All Stories Come to an End
6. The Winds of Destiny
7. I Believe in You
Hades – Vocals, Guitars
Hypnos – Guitars
Tyr – Bass
Titan – Drums
Night Sacrifice Demo MMXIII (2013, Demo)
Beyond the Omens (2016)
Victory is Mine (2017, EP)
Time is Death (2018)
The Trip (2021)