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Hammer Of The North

Grand Magus

Hammer Of The North

LabelRoadrunner
VertriebWarner
VÖ-Datum18.6.2010

Wahrscheinlich ist es überflüssig, aufzuschreiben, dass man sicher nicht eine Platte mit dem Titel Hammer Of The North von einer Band mit dem Namen Grand Magus kauft, ohne an mysteriöse Sagen, Metal-Kutten und Frisuren, die lange aus der Mode sind, zu denken. Das heißt also: So ganz zufällig ist es sicher nicht, dass ausgerechnet die Kollegen vom Rock Hard in der Band sowas wie die Messiassen des wurzelverbundenen Metal sehen.

Ein Annähern an Grand Magus kann also nur dann erfolgreich sein, wenn man selbst schon einmal die Faust in die Luft gereckt hat, wenn Iron Maiden auf der Bühne standen, man sich gleichzeitig für nordische Sagensymbolik interessiert und man insgesamt eher im Gestern als im Heute lebt. Die Songs auf Hammer Of The North, dem fünften Album der Schweden, wirken nämlich, trotzdem sie wirklich gut produziert sind, wie eine Stimme aus einer anderen Zeit. Die Gitarren-Soli sind lang, leicht gemächlich, der Gesang ist hoch, die Arrangements ausufernd und wuchtig.

Sagen wir, wie es ist: Darauf muss man stehen. Einen Hype wie Airborne werden Grand Magus wohl eher nicht hervorrufen. Die treuen und wahren Metal-Fans dürfen aber dennoch mehr als ein Ohr riskieren.

Tracklist:
  1. I, The Jury
  2. Hammer Of The North
  3. Black Sails
  4. Mountains Be My Throne
  5. Northern Star
  6. The Lord Of Lies
  7. At Midnight They'll Get Wise
  8. Bond Of Blood
  9. Savage Tales
  10. Ravens Guide Our Way
Highlights:

Hammer Of The North, Northern Star, Ravens Guide Our Way

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