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Hammers Of Misfortune

The Hammers of Misfortune were initially started in 2000 as a side project of Vocalist and Guitar Player John Cobbett (Slough Feg, GWAR, Ludicra, Amber Asylum) under the name "Unholy Cadaver." The name was changed to it's current state for the release of their 2001 debut, The Bastard. The Hammers of Misfortune play Metal with an eclectic mix of styles and Influences, from Celtic Folk Music and Eastern Scales, to blending different stlyes of Metal together such as Black Metal, Power metal, and Doom Metal, creating a sound that is wholly unique. It is perhaps comparable only to their Sister band ...read more

The Hammers of Misfortune were initially started in 2000 as a side project of Vocalist and Guitar Player John Cobbett (Slough Feg, GWAR, Ludicra, Amber Asylum) under the name "Unholy Cadaver." The name was changed to it's current state for the release of their 2001 debut, The Bastard. The Hammers of Misfortune play Metal with an eclectic mix of styles and Influences, from Celtic Folk Music and Eastern Scales, to blending different stlyes of Metal together such as Black Metal, Power metal, and Doom Metal, creating a sound that is wholly unique. It is perhaps comparable only to their Sister band, Slough Feg of which they used to share Members Mike Scalzi and John Cobbett before they each decided to focus on their own respective projects (Mike Scalzi dedicated himself Full-time to Slough Feg and John Cobbett left Slough Feg to work only on the Hammers of Misfortune) rather than work interchangably on eachothers. Since this split after the 2003 release of The August Engine, The Hammers of Misfortune have evolved to become ever more distinct from their peers.

The musicianship and instrumentation in the Hammers of Misfortune has been praised by critics, John Cobbett's dynamic, subtle, and nuanced fingerpicked acoustic work on the track "Rainfall" off of their second album could be a stand alone work unto itself. The band has an admirable propensity for versatility, being able to make singular songs that express a wide variety of emotions and themes, but they cannot be adequatly experienced unless one listens to an entire album of theirs. In concept and in album oriented music is where The Hammers of Misfortune truly shine, being able to simultaneously and perfectly tell a story using every instrument and both male and female vocalists to their full effect to create an experience that few bands can replicate, let alone create themselves. « hide

Similar Bands: Slough Feg, Iron Maiden, Manilla Road, Brocas Helm, Ludicra

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3.8
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2008

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2006

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The August Engine
2003

4
23 Votes
The Bastard
2001

4
13 Votes

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