[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:28:57 PM
Yes, Death Dealer definitely has thrash influences. But all the songs on the album are not like that. Hammer Down, for example, is a kick ass metal song. It has that pounding drum beat that I love and gives it the classic metal sound. Children Of Flames, the ballad of the album, would have it's place in any classic metal album. So for me, it's a mix of classic metal and thrash, I don't hear any death metal influences.
In my personal opinion Hammerfall are better than Black Sabbath,Iron Maiden,OZZY,DIO ECT....
Every blue moon the fanbase of old heavy metal picks up thier instruments and creates another chapter for themselves,and to me(not everbody else) Hammerfall have achieved a quality discography based on thier excellent song writting skills,thier excellent MELODIES" .
Each Lp (except 2011's Infected album which I didnt care for) only has 1 under-par less quality track on it except 2006 "Threshold" LP which there are only 2 under-par tracks.
Another reason I like this band is that they are not so close in image & sound to Judas Priest.....
Bands like Primal Fear,Cage,new Death Dealer,ect...they all have vocalists that sound and look too much like Rob Halford and thier tracks are all based from influences from the Painkiller Lp and Jugulator....there isnt enough older styled 80's metal in there,Halford bassist Mike Davis band Death Dealer is total metal and all,but borders on the line of almost thrash....its almost a cross between heavy metal and death metal just with clear vocals,just not for me but not saying these bands are not worthy for someone else.