[schema type=”review” name=”Hammer King – Poseidon Will Carry Us Home” description=”Label: Cruz Del Sur Music” author=”Milla Smile” pubdate=”2018-10-05″ ]
“Poseidon Will Carry Us Home” is the third album from German power metal band Hammer King. Forget that you’re living in the XXI century, there is no technologies, only wooden ships and worshiping the ancient gods. Switch on your imagination.
Every great story has familiar accompaniment, so here the one of sailors ran through seas under royal flag. Storytelling starts with prayer to Poseidon (the era of BC), the one of three super-mighty gods in the Greek mythology in charge of any kind of water, and finished with stop in the point of the end of Earth where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet – Cape Horn (discovered in XVI century). Perhaps, it’s kind of conspiracy that the band includes words “hammer” and “king” in every song that sums a half of all the lyrics. After all, you could listen to mixed stories about mighty and brave kings.
There is no terra incognito in accompaniment at all. It’s classic power metal. As proves of this thesis you can hear melodic accords and shooting rhythmic riffs, anthem-like choruses inviting you to the feast, and even bell rings and a capella in “Last rites”. As the most dynamic songs I can mention “The king is a deadly machine”, promo track that would stuck in your head after listening to whole album, “7 days and 7 kings”, “Where the hammer hangs” and “Locust plague”. Tracks “Glorious night of glory” and “We sail Cape Horn” are powerful, heart-warming and ballad-alike.
Don’t underestimate power of Poseidon, after listening to the records raise the goblet with wine and drink it for his blessing.
Titan Fox V – Vocals|Guitar
Gino Wilde – Guitar|Choir
K.K. Basement – Bass|Vocals
Dolph A. Macallan – Drums|Choir