Hammer Battalion is a solid proof that Unleashed are still in business. The Swedish death metal veterans have released probably one of their tightest albums to date. Hammer Battalion is extremely tight, diverse and extreme. The guitar work is packed with fresh healthy riffs and shredds, the drumming consists of both technical and simple patterns and Johnny's vocals are top-notch. One good thing about this album is the comments that the band has added to each song. Some comments are actually quite thought-provoking. Especially the comment about the track ''Long Before The Winters Call'' where the band is questioning the theory of the birth of Jesus and the connections that can be drawn to old heathen rituals. Hammer Battalion is one of the best albums that Unleashed has created so far, get this now!