vrijdag 27 april 2012

Hugonaut – Hello Destroyed

Hugonaut – Hello Destroyed
Self released / Red Tentacle – 2012
Rock, Stoner, Grunge, Metal
Rated: ****

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A lovely little maritime city and a peaceful rural community. Where one could imagine still leaving the backdoor open when you run out to get some last minute groceries. Home to Denny Doherty, Sarah McLachlan and Peter North. And to Hugonaut; which is actually the only thing one should care about. A hard rocking five-some that has just delivered its debut-album called Hello Destroyed. We hear traces of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Channel Zero and Prong; which means we are treated to some grade a nineties grunge and metal; interspersed with some downtuned stoner and fuzzed out rock. Huge vocals and impressive melodies, tons of gigantic riffs, dueling guitars and colossal drums. Big, that’s the main adjective here. Everything, from rhythms to tones and sound has gone the way of largeness without going over the top. The vocal driven songs grapple their way into your brain with their hooks and become a definite fixture. Innovating? Not really. Tasty? Absofuckinglutely!

1 opmerking:

  1. Excellent stuff! Makes one wish to move to Halifax even louder!