Hailing from Chile, heavy metal’s Lucifer’s Hammer will release their third album ‘The Trip’ on June 11th, 2021 via High Roller Records.
You might find yourself checking the release date of this album over and over again. Such is the ‘classic’ sound and spirit it, and Lucifer’s Hammer embodies. Aside from the great modern production, this could easily have come from the heyday of classic heavy metal. The influences are strong, and you can hear everything from King Diamond (some high vocals here) to Iron Maiden here.
Lucifer’s Hammer are focused on one thing and one thing alone – creating ripping head-bangers. The result, this seven-track ode to leather and steel, more than does the job. As far as quality goes, Lucifer’s Hammer have delivered. A little over half an hour of good time heavy metal by a band playing at a clear creative high point.
All of that ensures it never sounds dated (as well as the modern production) but more importantly it really lifts the spirits. If you love heavy metal, this album is guitar heaven with so many quality riffs and stonking solos. The bass is a durable backbone and the drums hammer away in perfect harmony. Then we have the vocals, smooth and easy to listen too with the falsetto screeches that, thankfully, aren’t dominating.
They almost make it seem easy.
Lucifer’s Hammer – The Trip Full Track Listing:
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
Lucifer's Hammer - The Trip (High Roller Records)
The Final Score - 8/10