One of my metal weaknesses are bands that only put out one tremendous album then fade away into obscurity. Thorr’s Hammer is one of those bands. Formed in 1996 in Seattle this is the bands only significant release, boiling over with sludged down, crust covered guitar riffs and to top it all off, the killer vocals of then Norwegian foreign exchange student Runhild Gammalsaeter (who looks so Norwegian with her ice blond hair that it isn’t even funny). Here dismally low guttural vocals are something that needs to be heard. Dreary and doomy as they come, this album is the only evidence of Thorr’s Hammer and the world is better for it.

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