Archive for July, 2011

Album of the day: Hail!Hornet – Disperse The Curse

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from The Bone Reader: Featuring T-Roy Medlin of Sourvein on vocals, “Dixie” Dave Collins of Weedeater on bass, Vince Burke of Beaten Back to Pure on guitar and Erik Larson of The Might Could/ex-Alabama Thunderpussy on the drums, Hail!Hornet has a Sludge pedigree that is completely undeniable. What’s more, I’ll tell you right now – these guys DELIVER on it, and fuck anybody that says otherwise!


The sound overall is caustic and aggressive. The riff reigns supreme throughout the course of the entire album but the boys know how to keep it interesting. The songs are not forgotten for love of the riff and never falter because the pace and intensity is varied from one to the next. Elements of Thrash and Hardcore abound and it’s all stitched together real tight.

‘Shoot The Pigs’ leads things off right. There’s a hint of menace in the smoked out intro before things get raw. It’s a double ought preview of all the wicked things to come.

‘Gifted Horse’ is a stunner. Vince Burke hurls some serious alpha-dog riffage down and Erik Larson works the double-bass drum like a threshing machine. This one’s a personal favorite.

The title track does the album justice, no doubt. Disperse The Curse is built around a few fairly simple riffs that really stick to the ribs. It also shows the sort of spice that the boys are capable of adding to the brew in order to keep you from being pummeled unconscious. Not exactly subtle, but who needs it when malice and forethought work so much better anyways?

Continue reading: Hail!Hornet + “Disperse The Curse” – The Bone Reader.

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Album of the day: Yob – Atma

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: YOB’s 2009 return, The Great Cessation, was fueled by a seething anger so visceral it practically stabbed its way out of the speakers. The Eugene, Oregon, trio’s first release for Profound Lore following a breakup after 2005’s landmark The Unreal Never Lived and the ensuing […]

FM Brussel: Mental Roadburn Report

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

What’s the loudest and heaviest program that FM Brussel 98.8 has to offer? Mental! Metal, death, black, doom, stoner, rock and roll, punk, hardcore: as long as it’s loud, heavy, mean, ugly, extreme, filthy, fast, underground, or any combination of the above, Mental is where you will hear it. In […]

Album of the day: Pontiak – Comecrudos (EP)

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Tiny Mix Tapes: Few bands are able to move between moods and styles as flawlessly as Pontiak. Comecrudos, their latest Thrill Jockey release, showcases this elusive transitional ability. Recorded as a soundtrack to the drive from Phoenix through much of Texas without the aid of distortion or […]

Album of the day: Finnr’s Cane – Wanderlust

Posted on Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Here’s a gem released earlier this year that we neglected to share with our beloved Roadburn readers. Please excuse the oversight! Blame it on festival fever…  Lovingly pinched from Chronicles of Chaos: This album is an experience. Some music is best enjoyed at high volumes, other in a live concert […]

Album of the day: Phurpa – Trowo Phurnag Ceremony (2LP)

Posted on Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Praise for Phurpa‘s Trowo Phurnag Ceremony from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Ever wonder what a SUNNO))) record might sound like if instead of guitars and amps, it was just vocals? Well wonder no more. This new record on Ideologic Organ, a new label run by SUNNO)))’s Stephen O’Malley, offers up […]

Album of the day: Mammifer / House of Low Culture / Merzbow – Lou Lou… In Tokyo (2LP)

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2011

Praise for Mammifer / House of Low Culture / Merzbow‘s  Lou Lou… In Tokyo from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Another impressive release on Aaron Turner’s post Hydra Head label Sige, this one a three way live tag team between Turner’s House Of Low Culture, Mamiffer and Japanese noise legend Merzbow. […]

Album of the day: Voivod – Warriors of Ice

Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Metal Review: With a setlist made up of primarily pre-90s Voivod, it’s hard not to get sentimental. So it’s off to the elementary school daze for a momentary lapse… Summer vacation 1988, Chicago, 90º Fahrenheit in the shade. We walked the streets armed with spray paint, beer, […]

Album of the day: Monarch! – Sortilege (EP)

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Praise for Monarch!‘s Sortilege from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records:  In transit across the Pacific for months now, we had almost given up, but this grim little slab of droned out ritualistic slo-mo sludge finally showed up from Australia. Previously a tour only release from this aQ beloved female fronted French […]

Album of the day: Hey Colossus – RRR

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Purely by taking the time to even stumble across this webpage, you will most probably be aware that “heavy” can take on all kinds of forms when it comes to music. What South London-lurking noise-urchins Hey Colossus define as their take on this art […]

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