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Band
Axehammer
Title
Windrider
Type
LP/EP
Company
Sentinel Steel
YOR
2005
Style
Traditional
5/5/2005 - Review by: Eric Compton
Traditional fans should appreciate the nuts and bolts approach
These US rivet heads like Attacker, Jag Panzer, Riot and Overlorde arenít divagating from the task at hand, continuing to push that heavy load stateside in a time period when this kind of traditional product isnít widely acceptable. Iím loving the rejuvenated bands and Axehammer is another fine example of old is once new again. The interesting thing about this L.A. act is they began their career in 1982, but it wasnít until now that the band released an actual album. The group released demos in 1983 and 1988, both put together as ĎLord of the Realmí by Sentinel Steel in 1998. Now, original members Jerry Watt (guitars) and Bill Ramp (vocalist) combine with a new line-up to offer the pounding ĎWindriderí. Fans of traditional heavy metal should appreciate the bandís nuts and bolts approach. The riffs are quicker to mid-paced with an emphasis on European pageantry while the vocals are mid-range to operatic, hitting runs and anthems. While not breaking any new ground, they still possess that unmistakable denim and leather. Iíll bet this band has groupies at the classic metal fests like Keep It True.
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: AXEHAMMER
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Marching On
2012
Pure Steel
Eric Compton1/1/2012
3.5
Windrider
2005
Sentinel Steel
Eric Compton5/5/2005
3.5

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: AXEHAMMER
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