The Bastard - Hammers of Misfortune
Track Listing
  1. The Dragon Is Summoned
  2. The Bastard Sapling
  3. On Wings Of Vengeance
  4. Hunting Tyrant
  5. You Should Have Slain Me
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  1. The Dragon Is Summoned
  2. The Bastard Sapling
  3. On Wings Of Vengeance
  4. Hunting Tyrant
  5. You Should Have Slain Me
  6. An Oath Sworn In Hell
  7. The Blood Ax Speaks
  8. Tyrant Dies
  9. The Witch's Dance
  10. The Prophesy Has Two Meanings
  11. The New King's Lament
  12. For The Ax
  13. Troll's March
  14. Sacrifice The End
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Hammers of Misfortune spent several years writing this, the band's debut CD, and that work becomes more and more evident with each listen. Nothing less than a three-act heavy metal opera with role-playing vocals sung by the band members, the album draws on a whole range of metal influences -- from Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden to Mercyful Fate and Opeth -- and ties them together with some Celtic folk touches to create a sound that, while it does feel a little '80s nostalgic, is actually pretty original. (The plot, by the way, ...

The Bastard 2010, Metal Blade

UPC: 039841491425

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