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Bay Area progressive metal outfit Hammers of Misfortune's fifth outing brings to mind classic Deep Purple, Queen, and Judas Priest as filtered through Dream Theater's kaleidoscopic art rock lens. Led by guitarist/lyricist John Cobbett, 17th Street juggles power metal clichés, classic rock melodies, and doom metal breakdowns with equal aplomb, managing to circumvent any kind of eye rolling through sheer determination and earnestness. Key cuts include the weary, vaudevillian “The Day the City Died” and the blistering title track, the latter of which opens with a pair of crucial duel leads before launching into a brutish mix of Queens of the Stone Age and "Starship Troopers"-era Yes. Eclectic? Absolutely, but it never feels contrived, and when all of the disparate parts successfully align, as they do on the breathtaking Big Country-meets-Iron Maiden-inspired single “The Grain,” it’s like randomly spinning the dial on the radio and landing on your favorite song.


Formed: San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Originally known by the name Unholy Cadaver, San Francisco's Hammers of Misfortune play what might be described as Celtic power metal. Their style mixes together Thin Lizzy/Iron Maiden-style dual-guitar harmonies, operatic vocals, Celtic-tinged acoustic guitar interludes, and elements of Scandinavian black metal (musically, not lyrically). The quartet is led by guitarist/vocalist John Cobbett, who, along with fellow guitarist/vocalist Mike Scalzi, is also a member of the band Slough Feg. Hammers...
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17th Street, Hammers of Misfortune
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal
  • Released: Oct 21, 2011

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