08 Nov Episode 72 – Master’s Hammer: Dreaming Bulldogs & Shy Geckos
Formed in the Czech Republic in 1987, Master’s Hammer summoned a singular, constantly mutating approach to black metal over two distinct lifetimes (1987-1995, 2009-2020). The band’s debut album, Ritual (1991), is described by Darkthrone’s Fenriz as “the first Norwegian black metal album, because it sounded incredibly Norwegian to many of us.” We celebrate the entire discography and, with this episode, scattershot a few of our favorite moments from their compelling discography.
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Music cited, in order of appearance:
“Pád Modly” (Ritual, 1991)
“Shy Gecko” (Formulae, 2016)
“Ach, Synku, Sunku” (Slagry, 1995)
“Duše Nesmrtelných” (Finished, 1988 demo)
“Černá Svatozář” (Ritual, 1991)
“I Don’t Want, Sirs to Pester” (Jilemnicky Okultista, 1992)
“Indianska Pisen Hruzy” (Slagry, 1995)
“Bodhi” (Mantras, 2009)
“Zapálili Jsme Onen Svět” (Ritual, 1991)
“Aya” (Formulae, 2016)
“Dreaming Bulldog (Intermezzo)” (Vracejte Konve Na Místo, 2012)
Radical Research is a conversation about the inner- and outer-reaches of rock and metal music. This podcast is conceived and conducted by Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn. Though we consume music in a variety of ways, we give particular privilege to the immersive, full-album listening experience. Likewise, we believe that tangible music formats help provide the richest, most rewarding immersions and that music, artwork, and song titles cooperate to produce a singular effect on the listener. Great music is worth more than we ever pay for it.