Sounds Like: Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Testament, Black Sabbath
Label: IX Music
Bio: Hamerex are a heavy metal band founded in 2004 by guitarist Steve Blower. The band also consists of vocalist Chris Moules, bassist Andy Firth and drummer Darren Kelsall.
The band are an energetic and entertaining live band with their influences coming through in both their music and live shows. ...See Full Bio
“With a title like "IX" it will come as no surprise that this is Hamerex's second album. Hang on, that can't be right! Ok, so it's their ninth release if you count demos and singles. The band hail from Wakefield and play metal that borders on thrash. There's a definite Iron Maiden influence in there, and also a bit of Testament. All in all, this is pretty good. It does have its limitations, but these are more to do with budget than talent. Opening with a brief instrumental, "IX Circles", which owes more than a nod to "Ides of March", the band hit their stride with "The Life of Death". It's very traditional metal, with shouty vocals and some nice guitar work. Like I said, the only real criticism is in the production. But then if you have an album of NWOBHM influenced metal, then a rough production just adds to the authenticity. - 6 Powerpoints”