"Not far away from Hammerfall's older material!" - Sweden Rock Magazine (SWE), 7/10
"Earworms and epic bombast! This album doesn't get boring!" - Metal.de
"An album of great quality!" - Ultraje (POR), 8,5/10
"An accessible cliche-bomb for passionate steel kings!" - Powermetal.de
"If you like good produced galopping power metal and don’t give a damn about originality, take a listen!" - Power Of Metal (DK)
"Big vocals, big riffs and a whole lot of epic involved!" - Ave Noctum (UK), 7,5/10
"Epic! This band is on the right path!" - FFM Rock (GER), 8,7/10
"Recommended!" - Metalpresse (A)
"Dramatic, epic and effective!" - Spirit Of Metal (F)
"Bang your head, raise your fist and sing along!" - Rock Hard (GER), 8/10
"Well worth checkout for fans of melodic heavy metal!" - Scream Magazine (NO), 4/6
"This grabs you by the balls and spreads fun!" - Stormbringer (A), 4/5
"A very consistent album, no fillers!" - Amped Up (BE), 8,5/10
"A high quality product! Chapeau!" - Metal Underground (A), 4,5/5
"Uncompromising true metal!" - Metallus (IT), 8/10
"The Hammer King is wandering on a promising way!" - Metal Hammer (GER)
"A respectable album in its kind and fans of the genre should definitely give it a try!" - Lords Of Metal (NL)
"The king is swinging his hammer again with might! Absolutely great true metal material!" - Metal Only (GER), 10/10
"Heavy Metal in pure culture!" - Metal Heads (GER)
"Addictive and powerful! Hammer King take a step forward with this album!" - Metalbrothers (E), 8/10
"If you like your Heavy Metal epic and entertaining, don't hesitate to check this out!" - Dioses Del Metal (E)
"A fine successor to the debut!" - White Room Reviews (NL)
"Hammer King follows the guidelines of current Epic Metal, but with influences from legendary 80s formations!" - Queens Of Steel (E)
released November 18, 2016
If power metal is your game, you can’t miss HAMMER KING.
Featuring talented musicians from the German’s heavy/power metal scene, Hammer King emerged last year with their debut album “Kingdom Of The Hammer King”.
After having played their homeland from south to north and east to west, it is time to unleashing their second opus “King Is Rising”.
HAMMER KING's second album (recorded in Charles Greywolf's "Studio Greywolf") is once more packed with the truest Heavy Metal in this and all possible other worlds – Heavy Metal in the tradition of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest with more than a reference to German Power Metal.
The band consists of former ROSS THE BOSS‘ vocalist Titan Fox, former SALTATIO MORTIS‘ drummer Dolph A. Macallan rounded out by K.K
. Basement on bass and Gino Wilde on guitars.
The second chapter of the Hammer King saga thematically centers about war and revolt, while the King's battle stories drastically bespeak today's global crises.
"King Is Rising" contains 12 Metal anthems literally made for live shows – with a nod towards faster paced songs compared to their debut "Kingdom Of The Hammer King".
HAMMER KING may lead you on here or there, but they are dead serious about their music – a polarizing combination of unique craftsmanship and characteristic songwriting.
Heavy Metal is rebellion – simple and clear.