Rating:
9.0
Hail!Hornet - Disperse The Curse
19 July 2011


01. Shoot The Pigs
02. Gifted Horse
03. Disperse The Curse
04. Glass Roses
05. Beast Of Bourbon
06. Kill The Liars
07. Unholy Foe
08. Suicide Belt
09. Dullards Creed
10. Scars
11. Blacked Out In Broad Daylight


Regardless of whatever genre certain bands fall into, I find metal (well, even music as a whole for that matter), can be put into one of two categories; the cerebral, and the primal. On one side you've got the technical, in-depth thinky music meant to cater to our more intellectual moments. Then, on the flipside, there's the simplistic stuff that skips over any pretense of deeper thought, and sates that lust for something heavy and pounding to rattle our guts. Most bands, although generally leaning in one direction or another, show at least a few signs of both sides of the coin. Then, we come across bands like Hail! Hornet who clearly ate their fair share of Wheaties each morning during recording and decided just to beastify the album with nothing but heavy grooves & aggressive riffs.

So this isn't fair, really. What we've got here is basically a super-team of sludge metallers from bands such as Weedeater, Buzzov*en, and Alabama Thunderpussy. It's rigged, people. Comparing this to almost any other sludge album this year is like seeing that long-awaited celebrity boxing match of Mr. T vs Mr. Rogers. Except Mr. Rogers is wielding a chainsaw. There might be some heavy-hitters out there, but any living entity with the mental instability of Mr. Rogers given a chainsaw is just going to straight-up ruin everything.

Oh right...I have to describe the sound. An essential part of a review, I suppose. It's really comparable to early High On Fire, but with a thicker, grimier sound (yes, such a thing is possible, as proven here). Yes, it's sludge, no, it isn't that primarily slow doomy crap either. Ok, so maybe the doom-sludge isn't so bad, it just seems to be everywhere these days. It's always a beautiful thing when a band can combine that syrupy-thick sludgification with some high speed assault. There is a few of those slow, pounding moments scattered throughout, but are really kept to a minimum to where they can do the most damage, and sound the most gruesomely evil (see "Dullards Creed" as the best example).

On the scale of things awesome, Disperse The Curse is tied with winning at drunken ski-ball, and getting an extra Oreo in your lunch.


 



Written on 09.08.2011 by
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BitterCOld - 09.08.2011 at 03:14  
Weeeee spotify has this. will be checking out tongiht!
AXA - 09.08.2011 at 10:25  
I will hear this album when finished . hope so i will hear some think new &good .
K†ulu - 09.08.2011 at 11:40  
Written by BitterCOld on 09.08.2011 at 03:14

Weeeee spotify has this. will be checking out tongiht!

so what's the thing with spotify and why is it so great? (sorry for off-topicness)
Spirit Molecule - 09.08.2011 at 17:57  
Oh I heard this on their bandcamp page, really cool stuff. Not sure if I would rate it so highly though, but definitely going to give it more listens.
oroboros - 09.08.2011 at 20:16  
Fuck yeah its good, its got 'Dixie' Dave Collins.
malaikat - 10.08.2011 at 00:23  
Written by K†ulu on 09.08.2011 at 11:40

Written by BitterCOld on 09.08.2011 at 03:14

Weeeee spotify has this. will be checking out tongiht!

so what's the thing with spotify and why is it so great? (sorry for off-topicness)


Honestly, I think Google Music is slightly better. It's completely free, you upload your own music, and you have (free) Android application. I mean, Spotify is nice, but a free version of it a has ads and 20 hour limit and you'll basically need Premium version sooner or later - on other hand, GMusic is all free, all the music you want, anytime, anywhere. Downside is that you have to upload it yourself, but what the heck. I like Spotify because it gives me chance to "test-listen" some bands I've never listened to without the need to buy/download their music, but overall, I give the advantage to GMusic.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.08.2011 at 03:03  
To me this sounds like the transition band from Coal Chamber to DevilDriver. Try skipping between the three bands and have a looksee.
nb - 10.08.2011 at 18:58  
Written by malaikat on 10.08.2011 at 00:23

Written by K†ulu on 09.08.2011 at 11:40

Written by BitterCOld on 09.08.2011 at 03:14

Weeeee spotify has this. will be checking out tongiht!

so what's the thing with spotify and why is it so great? (sorry for off-topicness)


Honestly, I think Google Music is slightly better. It's completely free, you upload your own music, and you have (free) Android application. I mean, Spotify is nice, but a free version of it a has ads and 20 hour limit and you'll basically need Premium version sooner or later - on other hand, GMusic is all free, all the music you want, anytime, anywhere. Downside is that you have to upload it yourself, but what the heck. I like Spotify because it gives me chance to "test-listen" some bands I've never listened to without the need to buy/download their music, but overall, I give the advantage to GMusic.


Sorry to continue off topic. I had not heard from Google Music, but is sounds interesting. There is another similar service, where you can upload your own music, and you can also listen to other people's music that is available: it is called Grooveshark.
malaikat - 10.08.2011 at 22:22  
Written by nb on 10.08.2011 at 18:58

Written by malaikat on 10.08.2011 at 00:23

Written by K†ulu on 09.08.2011 at 11:40

Written by BitterCOld on 09.08.2011 at 03:14

Weeeee spotify has this. will be checking out tongiht!

so what's the thing with spotify and why is it so great? (sorry for off-topicness)


Honestly, I think Google Music is slightly better. It's completely free, you upload your own music, and you have (free) Android application. I mean, Spotify is nice, but a free version of it a has ads and 20 hour limit and you'll basically need Premium version sooner or later - on other hand, GMusic is all free, all the music you want, anytime, anywhere. Downside is that you have to upload it yourself, but what the heck. I like Spotify because it gives me chance to "test-listen" some bands I've never listened to without the need to buy/download their music, but overall, I give the advantage to GMusic.


Sorry to continue off topic. I had not heard from Google Music, but is sounds interesting. There is another similar service, where you can upload your own music, and you can also listen to other people's music that is available: it is called Grooveshark.


Sorry too for continuing off topic
Yes, I've heard of Grooveshark, but, like Spotify, it isn't actually free (10 bucks a month for an unlimited acces). Google Music is still in beta, but it works pretty well even now, and ofcourse it's FREE
nb - 11.08.2011 at 21:28  
Written by malaikat on 10.08.2011 at 22:22

Written by nb on 10.08.2011 at 18:58

Written by malaikat on 10.08.2011 at 00:23

Written by K†ulu on 09.08.2011 at 11:40

Written by BitterCOld on 09.08.2011 at 03:14

Weeeee spotify has this. will be checking out tongiht!

so what's the thing with spotify and why is it so great? (sorry for off-topicness)


Honestly, I think Google Music is slightly better. It's completely free, you upload your own music, and you have (free) Android application. I mean, Spotify is nice, but a free version of it a has ads and 20 hour limit and you'll basically need Premium version sooner or later - on other hand, GMusic is all free, all the music you want, anytime, anywhere. Downside is that you have to upload it yourself, but what the heck. I like Spotify because it gives me chance to "test-listen" some bands I've never listened to without the need to buy/download their music, but overall, I give the advantage to GMusic.


Sorry to continue off topic. I had not heard from Google Music, but is sounds interesting. There is another similar service, where you can upload your own music, and you can also listen to other people's music that is available: it is called Grooveshark.


Sorry too for continuing off topic
Yes, I've heard of Grooveshark, but, like Spotify, it isn't actually free (10 bucks a month for an unlimited acces). Google Music is still in beta, but it works pretty well even now, and ofcourse it's FREE


I don't pay anything to use Grooveshark....
Merchant of Doom - 27.08.2011 at 10:51  
In disagreement with the reviewer, I found the slower parts to be the best ones... the rest is pretty generic, boring stuff. I suppose it's too "stonerish" for me...

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