Grand Magus is a special band: stylistically, they may have come a long way from their dusty self-titled rock debut to their new metal masterpiece Hammer of the North, but the Stockholm trio have evolved without abandoning the driving groove of their early years or their love of epic doom and extreme metal, Their familiar trademark sound is melded with traditional riffs and melodies that rock the same league as Judas Priest and Dio, Lead singer JB not only shapes the ten songs of Hammer of the North with his distinctive, unique voice but also runs wild with his guitar playing. Supported by his rhythm section, FOX (bass) and SEB (drums) push JB to a new all-time high, Grand Magus also bring their versatile musical wealth to Hammer of the North on a lyrical level, The power of nature and the ancient Nordic tradition is the focus on this album, also reflected in the cover artwork by Necrolord (Dissection, At The Gates, Emperor), Swedish history and Norse mythology have been an important source of inspiration, The wolf, which has always been the heraldic animal on the band's coat-of-arms, is a powerful presence: JB ensures his lyrics precisely match the songs so that when combined with huge choruses, soaring melodic arcs, and powerful riffs they form an explosive unit, Produced by Nico Elgstrand (Entombed) and mixed by Jens Borgen (Opeth, Amon Amarth).
Cat No: RR77882
Packaging: CD Regular
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