North Hammer are a solo project from Alberta, Canada that plays folk metal and this is a review of his self released 2018 album "Stormcaller" which will be released in March.
A very epic and symphonic sound starts off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with t he faster sections of the songs bringing in a great amount of blast beats as well as a decent amount of black metal screams.
Death metal growls can also be heard at times while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, clean pagan vocals can also be heard on some of the songs as well as a great amount of folk music elements and acoustic guitars are also used at times and as the album progresses a brief instrumental can also be heard.
North Hammer plays a style of folk metal that is also very heavily influenced by pagan, viking, melodic death and black metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Fantasy and Norse Mythology themes.
In my opinion North Hammer are a very great sounding folk metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Avatar" "Magic Mead" "Spellbinder" and Lion's Winter". 8 out of 10.