Friday, 14 March 2014

Ringworm - Hammer Of The Witch (CD Review)

01.Dawn Of Decay
03.Leave Your Skin At The Door
04.Exit Life
05.Psychic Vampire
06.King Of Blood
07.I Recommend Amputation
08.Hammer Of The Witch
09.We'll Always Have The End
10.One Of Us Is Going To Have To Die
11.Vicious Circle Of Life
13.Height Of Revelation

Human Furnace (Vocals)
Matt Sorg (Guitar)
John Comprix (Guitar)
Ed Stephens (Bass)
Danny Zink (Drums)

Formed in 1991 in Cleveland,later released The Promise (1993) on Incision Records, immediately finding their place among hardcore metal heavyweights like Terror and Earth Crisis. Despite early success, the band decided to pursue personal ventures. Human Furnace concentrated his focus on tattooing and his artwork, while other members joined with hardcore legends Integrity.

Then Nearly a decade later they reformed and unleashed 'Birth Is Pain', followed by 'Justice Replaced By Revenge' (2005).
Between extensives touring and personal ventures, they managed to release two more searing LPs, The Venomous Grand Design (2007) and Scars (2011), through Victory Records.

Human Furnace also continues with his side project group 'Holy Ghost'.

From the kick off we have some great guitawork and melody, but the melody turns to pure anger and hi energy, vocals are shouted with a venomous sneer whilst all the time the relentless power of the drums and riffs just hits you like a wall of solid steel.

The intesisty does not let up track after track, its just keeps on going.
Have to say for a band with a 'HC' label there are some great guitar solos in the mix and some thrash elements as well, its actually a perfect blend of styles.

Rating 8/10
For fans Of : Terror, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Madball

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