(4/10) "Legends Never Die", even though I must say that Hammercult tries hard. I think it's great to pay homage to bands and songs you like and it goes without saying that the choice of metal classics on this album is very well done.
Accept, Motörhead and so more, all great band with excellent songs. What doesn't work well is the way Hammercult interprets these icons of metal. The guys gave me a hard time to listen to each of the eight tracks on this EP. Some might love this disc since it could feel like true underground and Slayer's "Evil Has No Boundaries" actually works OK, but cover versions like the one done for "Ace of Spades" and Accept's "Fast As a Shark" is everything but not thrilling. These interpretations are close to killing a legend.
I think it would have been better to focus on own songs only. These are the ones that are actually OK, but each of them was released already earlier.
After having published three longplayers I guess it's the purpose of this EP to bridge the waiting time. Basically there is nothing wrong with it, but I guess that four new songs and a well done cover version would have added more value than what you get on "Legends Never Die".
- Fast As A Shark
- Ace Of Spades
- Soldiers Of Hell
- No Rules
- Evil Has No Boundaries
- Rise Of The Hammer
- Let The Angels Burn
Genre: Heavy Metal
Release Date EU: June 17th, 2016