Hunter is a heavy metal band from Belgium. Five musicians that have known each other for 20 years and that have played in various bands together, finally joined forces in 2016 to create heavy metal in the traditional sense of the word. Hunter represents powerful heavy metal, averse to subgenres and stereotypes. Hunter brings you a blitzkrieg of the purest metal with all the right ingredients, crushing riffs, screaming lead guitars and sharp solos, a rhythm section like a panzer column and intense power vocals. A combined century of experience and all sorts of influences come together as a mighty brew that tastes like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Manilla Road, Metal Church, Omen and Cirith Ungol. The first album is self-titled and will be released in exactly fourteen days and through the band themselves so it’s an independent release. The track Then Comes The Night,
A popular character takes the stage in Then Comes The Night, which tells the story of Jack the Ripper from his point of view. As the intro rolls on, you can see the fog spill over a 19th century London, and when darkness falls a fast riff follows everyone’s hasty footsteps home. Until they abruptly end when the Ripper emerges from the night.
Hunter’s debut album collects seven songs that were written with a no-mercy, no-prisoners approach. Hunter songs range from epic, clean fantasy topics to aggressive, venomous calls to war. The theme of each song bleeds through in its lyrics, riffing and solos. Whether the hunter is a soldier in the first world war, a 19th century serial killer or whether he embodies the mysterious leader of the cult of the Hunter, all songs and lyrics have a beginning, a middle and an end, just like all good stories. They showcase the variety and range of the heavy metal that Hunter creates. The track The Knight Of The Black Rose, live at The Rocking Bull, 2018.
The Knight Of The Black Rose is the first part of an epic tale of Lord Soth, a character from the Dragonlance series. Listen as Tolkienesque goblins, orcs and ogres lumber across the land, with their grunts and screeches. Listen as the knight comes to the heroic rescue of an elf priestess. The solo describes her fairness. Then the knight’s wife becomes jealous and hatches a plan. Listen as Shakespearean witches cook nasty ingredients in a cauldron… A clean and friendly voice announces the birth of the Lord’s child, but it is born in the image of his dark soul and the solo elicits the movement of your stomach as you lay your eyes on the malformed creature for the first and last time. Because as the knight kills his family and curses his keep and everyone in it, you join his certain descent to madness.