OMEN – Hammer Damage

OMEN - Hammer Damage
  • 6/10
    OMEN - Hammer Damage - 6/10


Pure Steel Records
Release date: May 27, 2016

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This album has been a long time coming, and Fans swayed between anticipation and frustration, especially because the band has generally been very active lately. Then finally Hammer Damage is released, but it turned out to be a mixed effort. On the upside you have Kevin Goocher’s great voice and occasional guitar parts that reminisce of the good old times from 1984 to ’87 where the band made Metal history. Sure, most songs cannot live up to the early efforts of Omen, but that would have been a miracle. What is more disappointing is the sound. The drum sound is terrible and makes Hammer Damage less enjoyable than this good album would be with a better production.

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  • Frank Jaeger

    Frank was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Bavaria, Germany. He has worked in the games industry for more than 20 years, now on the manufacturing side, before on the publishing end. Before this, he edited and handled the layout for a city mag in northern Germany ... maybe that is why he love being part of anything published. Frank got hooked on Metal at the age of 14 when a friend introduced him to AC/DC. They were listening to The Beatles, Madness, and The Police, and he decided they should move on. Well, they did, Back in Black became Frank's first Metal album, and since Germany is reasonably close to England, they had some small New Waves Of British Heavy Metal washing up on their shores: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Samson, Gillan, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Sweet Savage, Diamond Head, etc. If he had to pick his favorite styles, Prog and Power Metal would be at the top of the list.

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