Hammerdrone are a band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada that plays a melodic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Dark Harvest" which will be released on March 24th.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with a great amount of melodic guitar leads as well as a mixture of deep death metal growls and grim black metal screams and you can also hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while clean playing and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the album and ocean sounds can also be heard briefly before returning back to a heavier direction and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one of the later tracks is all instrumental.
Hammerdrone plays a musical style that takes the melodic forms of black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of t heir own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover history, science, stories and personel event themes.
In my opinion Hammerdrone are a very great sounding melodic blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Karakoram" "Black Bison" and "Collapse Of Reality". 8 out of 10.