For the life of me, I can’t understand why Tom G. Warrior was so disdainful of Hellhammer for a time. This is some truly godly stuff, timelessly kvlt. For those that have possibly been living under a rock, Switzerland’s Hellhammer was a raw, morbid and utterly evil proto-death/doom power trio who only managed to record a series of demos and an EP before calling it a day; not to mention being the precursor to the utter metallic brilliance that was Celtic Frost. Largely considered a laughing stock during their short existence, the band would posthumously go on to become one of the most influential extreme metal acts of all time. The fact that about 5 million metal bands are still currently using the word “hammer” in their names (i.e. Crucifixionhammer, Nuclearhammer, Warhammer…) alone is testament to the group’s long-lasting effect on the metal scene.
Again, if you’ve been living under a rock which no good metal has been able to penetrate, you can check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/hellhammerband
I would also strongly recommend seeking out Warrior’s other bands, Celtic Frost and Triptykon.