From San Diego, CA comes Doc Hammer. A hardcore infused rock band who on September 1st 2019 released their debut album “Neon Devil”. They are a group who likes to party. According to their Facebook page, they invite us to “get together and make normal situations weird”. Sounds like an adventure!
“Neon Devil” is a twelve-track rollercoaster ride. Tunes with interesting names and superb execution. Track two of the album “Vamparty Diaries” is an excellent example of this. You really hear what this band is about, fast riffs and tasty licks with a touch of screamin’ vocals.
For those who are fans of bands coming out of Southern California from the mid eighties to early nineties, Doc Hammer’s sound may appear familiar at first – but when they get going, they raise the bar high. What they have achieved is to bring classic sounds into the modern age. The band clearly has a well thought out, or felt out, songwriting process. This is something you can easily tell just by listening to “Vamparty Diaries” alone.
It is certainly a well made track with great production refining this gem. For fans of Punk, Hardcore, Metal and/or just Rock and Roll in general – Doc Hammer is a band you certainly don’t want to miss!