Hammercult – Legends Never Die

Hammercult is a band hailing from Israël and is a metal band playing traditional thrash. Their third album ‘Built For War’ is a real hammer and sure an album every thrash fan can pick up. A year later the band releases this EP, with 5 cover songs and  three of their own.

One of the best tracks ever starts the EP. “Fast As a Shark” is in my opinion the first speed metal song with a thrash vibe written. That song opened the doors for speed and thrash in the early eighties. If you are into metal for a while, you should know the other songs, perhaps only “No Rules” isn’t familiar. This is a track from punk legend GG Allin. The three own tracks are o.k., but do not add a lot extra. The cover versions of Hammercult are well played and with these 5 tracks they show their influences. I don’t give this EP a rating…..


01. Fast As A Shark
02. Ace Of Spades
03. Soldiers Of Hell
04. No Rules
05. Evil Has No Boundaries
06. Rise Of The Hammer
07. Steelcrusher
08. Let The Angels Burn


Playing time: 25:00

Release date: 17 June 2016

Label: SPV/Steamhammer

Website: www.facebook.com/hammercult

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 383 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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