A headlining show from Hammerfall is somewhat a rarity. Previous trips to the UK have seen great sets at Bloodstock (before it become the outdoor festival) and also the KOKO in London to name just two. Every time the band sell well and are well received. Quite why therefore the visits are so infrequent is unclear. Even tonight sees a solitary UK date. As such the venue is full with an eager crowd waiting to see the headliners.
It’s not often a band comes along and releases a flawless debut album, but Skam have proven with the incredible Peacemaker that if you put enough hard work, time and insane musicianship into your songs you can release a masterpiece that puts your band a cut above the rest! Roll on album number 2!
I wanted to start this review and end it in one sentence, “go and buy this, it’s f**king awesome”. Job done I said to myself as I switched the laptop off and went off to pour myself a very well deserved beer having written such a poignant commentary.