Sometimes you need a bit of grindcore. Sometimes only some sinister, atmospheric black metal is the only thing that scratches the itch.

And then sometimes itโ€™s intergalactic space metal. Enter Gloryhammer.

Gloryhammer are a power metal band with symphonic elements that are as outrageous and bombastic as it gets.

Gloryhammer donโ€™t just release concept albums, theyโ€™re a concept band. The members portray characters on stage and on the album, and with each album a story is unfolding that is part 80s fantasy epic, part space opera.

The music is only part of the whole picture, but thereโ€™s no denying itโ€™s utterly fantastic. Itโ€™s fun, cheesy, unabashedly catchy and the perfect antidote to the dark and gloomy genres I often spend time with. Gloryhammer will brighten your day, and even the most cynical canโ€™t fight it.

A troupe of intergalactic warriors, seeking revenge on the dark emperor who has escaped through a dimensional rift – and all of it soundtracked by the biggest, most over the top, most fun galactic power metal on this planet, or any other. Whatโ€™s not to love?