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    HAMMERSCHMITT - Still On Fire - 6/10


Massacre Records
Release date: August 9, 2016

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From the home of some of Metal’s greatest bands, Germany’s Hammerschmitt brings fans their 4th studio album Still On Fire. Fittingly, fans of Accept, Primal Fear and other traditional German Metal acts will enjoy Hammerschmitt’s straight forward, no nonsense, by-the-numbers approach. With guitar riffs reminiscent of Wolf Hoffmann, catchy, harmony laden choruses and standard issue lyrics, Hammerschmitt may not be blazing a new trail into Metal freedom, but they are certainly giving existing fans what they want and alienating no one. It’s worth noting that this is their first album to be done completely with English language lyrics, which will no doubt help them appeal to a much wider swath of the Metal world.

Blast Still On Fire next time you’re out in the garage drinking beer and working on your Camaro. That college girl next door will still be too young for you, but at least you’ll be cooler than her Dad. Highlights include “Sanctuary”, “Metalheadz” and “Mean Streak”.


  • Maxxxwell Carlisle

    Maxxxwell was a reviewer and the host of The Maxed Out Metal Hour here on Metal Express Radio. He is the current lead guitarist for LA based metal veterans Hellion. In addition to his ongoing role in Hellion, he has also released 5 albums as a solo artist and appeared as a guest writer and soloist on Michael Angelo Batio's Intermezzo album, named one of the Top 5 shred albums of 2014 by Guitar World Magazine. He continues to collaborate with various Metal musicians and teaches guitar technique and Metal composition via Skype. Additionally, he is a former competitive bodybuilder and enjoys a lifestyle based around health, fitness and Metal.

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