Saturday, January 3, 2009

Master's Hammer - Ritual

Master's Hammer

Master's Hammer is a first-wave black metal band that dates back to communist Czechosolvakia (1983). They play grim, epic black metal from the wrong side of the Iron Curtain. It's even more ignorant than it sounds.

Ritual, recorded in 1990, was the end result of state repression and cultural sea change. Too early for chruch-burning Norway, Master's Hammer was one of the bands that transitioned from the Possessed/Bathory sound into something more akin to Bathory. Ritual isn't as fast as you'd think, but it's kvlt as fuck.

Master's Hammer - Ritual


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