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Hanom - s/t (8,5/10) - Germany - 2000

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Self-production
Playing time: 19:00
Band homepage: -

Tracklist:

  1. Summoning Of The Horned One
  2. The Waltz Of The Undead Countess
  3. In The Name Of The Goat
  4. Riders Of The Apocalypse
Hanom - s/t
A young band is on the start now, named HANOM, with their debut-four-tracker and I must say that I am surprised. Looking at the song-titles, I had rather expected a Black Metal-inferno, but what is coming my way here doesn't have anything to do with that.

"Summoning Of The Horned One" is thundering out of my stereo with a somehow Russian sounding melody, very original and very good! After that it's getting more slow-paced, with Death Metal-vocals, but in the course of the song a clean voice, keyboards and more very interesting guitar-melodies join in, before returning to the fast beginning in the end. I haven't heard something so refreshing by an indie-band for quite some time!

The next two tracks cannot fully keep that level, but still convince with a good mixture of melody and, especially with "In The Name Of The Goat", heaviness, managing not to sound like other acts somehow…

The end is made up by "Riders Of The Apocalypse", a very interesting instrumental piece, which is very varied, between slow-paced and melodious on the one, and quite heavy guitars and suiting drums on the other side, before rising to pure double-bass towards the end, really good!

So, now let's come to the biggest minus - 19 minutes just are not enough! I want more! Get this one, it's absolutely worth it!!! Oh, infos? Just send a mail to our Ralf, I'm sure that he will do all he can to help you, eh?

Alexander Melzer



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