Raw and unrelenting, HexenHammer is a very mysterious enigma of a band that sprouted from the very unmetal land of Columbia, Tennessee in the late 80s and early 90s. They dropped a few underproduced and culty demos and vanished from the scene as mysteriously as they arrived. Heaven And Hell Records has now unleashed the band yet again putting some spit and polish on the old recordings, dusted them off and sprung them on the unsuspecting masses. What you got is some speedy thrash metal with razorblade vocals all in a doomy package. Underground is a fitting title as this is definitely not a polished band. The production levels are very minimalistic and even with the remastering done there is still a very much grass roots approach here. I do like a raw feel to the music but the drums really could do distract a bit as they have that very tin feel to them which is unfortunate, but then again these are demos after all and taken for what they are it’s not the end of the world. I just wish we could have seen what these guys could have done given the chance to put out a proper release in their time. Got to give it to Heaven And Hell Records for allowing this to see the light of day once more!
Choice Tracks – Fear, Dominate