Hangmore is a rock band that arose out of the ashes of earlier bands of various genres in Stockholm, Sweden in 2009. Since the start, Hangmore has been in constant progress. They have previously released two EP’s and in May of 2013 they released their new 7-track album Apocalips on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon while building a small but loyal following by playing local clubs and venues.
It is by far their strongest material to date. This heavy sound combined with catchy melodies that stick in your head for days makes them an unstoppable band, ready to take on the world. In may 2013 Hangmore signed with Sliptrick Records and released the new album Apocalips, recorded in Hangmore Studios.
Two tracks from the first release were featured on the albums RIOT ON SUNSET VOL. 24 and ACOUSTIKA VOL. 24 released by 272 Records out of Hollywood, California. The main track from the second EP, Soaked in Bleach can be heard on Bandit Rock 106,3 FM, one of the biggest rock stations in Sweden.
“Freak In Me” and “We Rise”, are actually quite good. I personally prefer “Freak In Me” myself but that’s just because I like the chorus better than the one from “We Rise”. The vocals from each have a really good sound to them along with the guitars that are somewhat heavy, but the vocalist really balances them out by putting a smooth sound to go with the edgy guitars. The drums also give a fantastic beat and rhythm to them that persisted throughout both songs. Overall, I think “Freak In Me” is the better of the two like I said but that certainly doesn’t mean “We Rise” is bad. I even asked one of Hangmore’s members if a full album featuring these songs will release soon, and sadly he said “Due to money issues it can take awhile before we are able to record the full album.” I mean fair enough, right? The process is long and grueling especially if you don’t have easy money you can just slam down and do everything needed to record a full album. But until news of a second album comes, we can listen to these two tracks on Spotify or watch the music video for “Freak In Me” that I will put below for all of you to form your own opinions. Headbanger FM
Hangmore’s new single ‘Freak In Me’ promises good things to come from this Swedish rock band. This is a well-crafted, catchy piece of melodic metal – I was singing along on my second listen!
Hangmore formed in Stockholm in 2009, rising from the ashes of various bands and various genres. They have built a small but loyal following playing local clubs and venues. Having previously released two EPs and a 7-track album on Spotify, Amazon and iTunes, ‘Freak In Me’ is their strongest material to date.
Grabbing your attention with a catchy riff from lead guitarist Joakim Kulo, singer Kenneth Burman’s melodic yet powerful vocals soar over the down-and-dirty guitar. Along with the powerhouse riff, a singable chorus ensures this track sticks in your head. Anchored by Sarbjit Singh on drums and Henrik Bergalm on bass, the result is a strong sound which could take this band forward to the next level. Fans of Shinedown and Stone Sour – give this a listen. If this single is an example of what’s to come from Hangmore in the future, bring it on. Score (98%) Phoenix Music online