Ralf W. / WHITE ROOM REVIEWS / Netherlands / June 1, 2023
"No, some bands prefer to go where the mainstream is far removed and kick all customs. That is also something that for the Americans of HexenHammer can be said . In a fit of bewilderment, that band has something unexpected in store for the enthusiast. Hyberacula is a new long player by HexenHammer. For those who don't quite understand: HexenHammer is not one of those bands that does everything in the usual way. For example, this band only released one long player for this album and that was back in 1990. Underground invaded the music world in times when Iraq still invaded Kuwait."
"The band called it quits a year later. It took until 2015 for HexenHammer to be resuscitated, & then not to talk about a new full-length. And where the story of the band is far from standard, the music is at least as strong. HexenHammer likes to sow Fear . Anyone who thinks that this new record has many tracks will be disappointed. So are the fetishists of great literary titles. Hyberacula has only four new tracks by HexenHammer, which are simply called "Part 1" to "Part 4" should actually, Hyberacula therefore be seen as a whole."
"The whole is a musical journey that can be played out cinematically. Is the vocalist talking to the listener now? Does this fear whisper? At other times Ministry and White Zombie seem to be of influence, to work in other passages to create the illusion that Marilyn Manson and Rammstein together with Nine Inch Nails are enjoying an obscure gangbang . Okay, with the instruments there. That makes for about forty minutes of an exciting experience. The question is what happened to the listener on Hyberacula and to understand HexenHammer properly there is only one thing to do. Just turn it on again, immerse yourself in unprecedented industrial and cinematic atmospheres where the interfaces with metal are sometimes fired mercilessly at the listener. No, after all these years HexenHammer is still a band that enjoys the niche."
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May 7, 2016 Chicago, Illinois U.S.A
"During Leather Leone’s performance, HexenHammer’s headlining set on the second stage began, and it was one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen. I knew very little about these guys prior to the festival, aside from the fact that they were another U.S. act that released some demos in the late 80s/early 90s and then disappeared for a couple decades. As the second stage came into view, it became clear I was seeing something I wasn’t completely ready for. Dressed in costumes, with one member adorned in full executioner’s garb, it was a spectacle to behold. The music itself was thrash/speed metal with a very off-kilter feel, sometimes reminding me of Voivod while other moments gave off the weirdness of Primus. There were plenty of slower, bass heavy grooves, and sudden transitions into faster passages where the tempo would kick up without any warning. It was a complete sensory overload for me, and even two weeks later I’m not sure I’ve fully processed exactly what was happening on-stage, but I wouldn’t mind seeing its madness again."