vrijdag 31 augustus 2012

Hibagon – Hibagọn VS Monsters...

Hibagon – Hibagọn VS Monsters...
Self released – 2012
Rock, Stoner, Sludge, Garage
Rated: ****

An Italian two piece band wonderfully named after the fabled Yeti version of Japan: Hibagon. And they will surely take the cake this year for most outrageous album title: Hibagọn VS Monsters Spewed from Time’s Stomach to Clutch the Universe in a Mortal Slime. The duo started out in the early months of 2011 and recorded their seven-track release at the end of that year. No keys, no bass, no vocals or a trumpet, didgeridoo or whatever other instrument one can think of; just a wailing guitar blasting out thunderous riffs and pounding drums stampeding like a mad elephant herd. With some playful funky and blues influences they produce a massive earth shaking sound. Ever changing time signatures and excellent progressions give this EP that extra boost that propels it to sheer greatness. For surely; all of those brilliant ideas could easily be turned into an entirely new song. Roaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!

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