For the past decade, Swedens Grand Magus have been defending the true sounds of heavy metal and are continuing their triumphant charge with this years slab of steel, Hammer of the North. After pillaging the metal world with Rise Above Records, their latest record is their debut for Roadrunner Records. Just when I thought the power trio of vocalist/guitarist JB Christoffersson, bassist Fox Skinner and skinsman Seb Sippola couldnt get any more metal, Hammer of the North opens with the Judas Priest-inspired "I, the Jury," which is followed by the tough-as-nails title-track. If youve listened to any other Grand Magus album, such as 2008s brilliant Iron Will, youll love Hammer of the North.
01 I 02 The Jury 03 Hammer Of The North 04 Black Sails 05 Mountains Be My Throne 06 Northern Star 07 The Lord Of Lies 08 At Midnight They'll Get Wise 09 Bond Of Blood 10 Savage Tales 11 Ravens Guide Our Way
02 Video 03 Behind The Scenes 04 Track By Track 05 Private Talk