Hammer Down - Steeldrivers
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  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Genre(s): Bluegrass, Country, Americana, Contemporary Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass
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  1. Feb 13, 2013
    80
    The music on Hammer Down energetically exemplifies the human contributions necessary for making life inherently valuable.
  2. Feb 13, 2013
    75
    The project truly succeeds because of the various voices in The SteelDrivers, who consider their bluegrass to be one painted from a darker palette--which, at times, can feel a little too dark.
  3. Feb 13, 2013
    70
    Everyone in the band is a seasoned Nashville vet, so while they never sound like they're trying to consciously stretch the limits of bluegrass, they do so just by being themselves.
  4. Feb 13, 2013
    70
    Hammer Down may just be their best yet, the quintet's intense mix of mandolin, banjo and fiddle given added zest by a recent shake-up in personnel. [Feb 2013, p.79]
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