Title - 'Hanover Fist'
Artist - Hanover Fist
For those not in the know, Hanover Fist originally formed in 1996 and released two albums in the first four years - HF1 and Y2K.
With ten years of touring and radio play in the regional market, they left there foot-”Fist” print in the Wilmington NC scene.
After the passing of drummer Jamie Mintz, remaining members Ronny Lamanna and Bud Shepard played in various projects.
Deciding to reform in 2016 they added the talents of drummer Eric Stahle. Since reforming with Stahle they have written many new songs, played some awesome shows (Blackfoot) (Cuz Fest) featuring local rock legends IN U DEEP & Faith Collapsing and so many other great bands.
And now, the great Hanover Fist is releasing a brand new studio album, their third and aptly named III, which contains a wonderous 14-tracks.
And with all the pre-release talk about it becoming louder and louder, it just goes to prove, you still simply cannot resist the fist!
1. 'Out Of My Head'
2. 'Juke Box Dancer'
3. 'Cats And Dogs'
5. 'Room With A View'
7. 'Sweet Leaf'
8. 'Risky Business'
9. 'See You Again'
11. 'Black Out'
12. 'Buzz Saw'
14. 'Mean Old Ax'
Opening with the AOR guitar and vocal reverb of 'Out Of My Head' and then the infectious '80s metal vibe of 'Juke Box Dancer,' they follow those up with the mid-tempo, STP-esque 'Cats And Dogs,' the melodic rock of 'Dreamin' and then we get one of my own personal favorites, the gently frenetic 'Room With A View.'
Next up is a rockin' track that showcases Lamanna's vocals perfectly, the powerhaus 'Captain' which is backed by the the Ozzy-esque appeal of 'Sweet Leaf,' the screamer, Crüe-esque 'Risky Business,' and then both the grunge alt-metal, drum-led beauty 'See You Again' and the lowdown metal grunge of 'Quest.'
On an album that never takes its foot of the metal pedal for one second, up next are the vibrant guitar sounds throughout of 'Black Out,' another early Ozzy-esque cut in the form of 'Buzz Saw,' with the album rounding out with another searing guitar solo from Shepard, laid bare on an expansive, frenzied, yet cultured drum bed from Stahle, 'Neurotica,' finally closing on the ardent metal sound of 'Mean Old Ax.'
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