"It's clear the whole “occult retro doom/rock” thing is here to stay, like it or not. With entities like Hour of 13, Castle, Occultation, Devil’s Blood and Ghost already throwing on the vest, hailing the 70s and generally receiving good press, you can expect newcomers to keep popping up like hippies at a discount grow-op. Bloody Hammers is one of those filthy, dirty hippies (saddled with a name that implies a death metal barrage). Led by gothic indie artist Anders Manga (X and the Eyes), Bloody Hammers is steeped in the old timey style of Black Sabbath, Witchfinder General and Pentagram, and they sweeten the magic brownies with a fair amount of The Misfits, Samhain and all things Danzig. At times they season it with greasy biker rock like Fireball Ministry and stoner buzz a la Fu Manchu. What you end up with is a stripped down, throwback Pupu platter full of dark, doomy rock with a creepy, devil worshipping vibe."
"As the cover art of Bloody Hammer’s self-titled debut suggests, abundant occultism lurks within. However, if you’re expecting colossal doom dirges à la Electric Wizard—and that’s perfectly understandable—think again. Bloody Hammers delivers devilish hard rock akin to Year of the Goat, Ghost, or the sadly disbanded the Devil’s Blood. Of course, the clue to the band’s sound is right there in its moniker; it’s named after a tune by Roky Erickson. Fittingly, the fuzz of psychedelic rock provides the framework to Bloody Hammers, a gothic swagger and vapors of Pentagram define its mood, and all the supernaturalism therein is presented with a sly wink to the licentiousness and devil worshipping on offer."
"Distorting ‘70s riffage and kaleidoscopic soloing weave around Hammer Horror keyboards and fluid percussion. “Witches of Endor” and “Fear No Evil” comprise roisterous diabolic rock; stoner and desert fumes rise from “The Last Legion of Sorrow”; and the heavier “Black Magic” and “Souls on Fire” keep things reelin’ with the proto-sludgy doom. Bloody Hammers features catchy songwriting and melodic mid-tempo rituals that blend old-school Wickerman vibes with yesteryear rock that celebrates the sinful in all of us. It’s an enjoyable debut, and there’s no doubting the band’s intent or enthusiasm."