woensdag 21 maart 2012

Serious Beak – Huxwhukw


Serious Beak – Huxwhukw
Self released – 2011
Metal, Psychedelic, Post, Stoner, Progressive, Grind
Rated: ***



We ofcourse all know that Huxwhukw is the supernatural long-beaked cannibal bird and long time servant to non other than Baxwbakwalnuksiwe; the Cannibal-at-the-North-end-of-the-world in Kwakwaka'wakw mythology. Huxwhukw uses his long, snapping beak to crack open the skulls of men to eat their brains and pluck out their eyeballs. Well, he sure knows how to get to the tasty bits. And then there is ofcourse that poetic beauty in naming the album after that damned little birdie if and when your band is called Serious Beak. And it is justified to name the album after the legendary bird for it is a record filled with instrumental mayhem and madness; some twisted version of terror and insanity which the birdie loves to spread. Serious Freak, Serious Break, it would all apply here for the four amigos have an knack for discordant riffs, out of left field breaks and freaky heaviness that will liquefy your brain. It is highly intensive metal aimed to provoke seizures and confuse. But because their gnarly and snarly noise sometimes subdues and evolves to a dreamlike soar through the clouds you know these guys are able to do more then just overwhelm. I sure as hell know what my next pet will be…


3 opmerkingen:

  1. You can download the album for free here guys: http://artascatharsis.bandcamp.com/album/huxwhukw

    Thanks for the review!

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  2. Seriously Beaking good show at the Landsdowne on Saturday 7th April 2012.

    Technically tight and impressive band. Recommend this

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