Pesthammer – Trumpets of Dawn

Pesthammer is the funeral doom album by Jan Hümpel, a musician from Lower Saxony who is quite active in the black scene of that region. The ep Trumpets of Dawn presents sounds that are not excessively affected by the background of Hümpel, good at proposing four tracks of good workmanship using a convincing growl and pushing with decision on the melancholic side of the genre, without disdaining the inclusion of melodic passages appropriate and anything but trivial. The digressions of black musicians in the funeral field don’t always shine for good taste and interpretative orthodoxy, but Pesthammer easily deny this tendency.

2017 – Independent