Monday, February 24, 2014
PRE-ORDER now and get an exclusive, bonus PRE-ORDER ONLY album cover, and an exclusive bonus poster autographed by each band member. LPs should begin shipping in early April. If you live in San Francisco or Oakland, and you don't want to pay shipping, paypal $15 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Hazzard's Cure LP Pre-Order" and we'll hand them out to the local fans that ordered them at an Oakland or San Francisco gig in (hopefully) in early April.
Our goal is to have them ready in time for this brief PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR IN APRIL
Friday, February 21, 2014
Hazzard's Cure self-describes their music as "epic blackened stoner thrash." I'm usually dubious of these kinds of label mash-ups, but if Ulla's recent review of buioingola has taught me anything, it's that sometimes these multiple-genre descriptions can make a surprising amount of sense.
The breadth of Hazaard's Cure's influence is a bit easier to discern on their self-titled full length, but their EP The Ugly nicely shows off the mix, too. The first two tracks on the EP are firmly rooted in stoner metal. The vocals are delivered in a raspy holler reminiscent of High on Fire and Baroness. The bass playing is a highlight, prominent in the mix and straddling the line between melody and rhythm. The drums easily shift between quiet shuffle and blasting, and the guitar pulls a similar trick, from tremolo riffs, to quiet atmosphere, to even a little Santana-style soloing in near the end of the title track. It's a classic rock foundation that doesn't sound dated, but one that's been angered up to a much heavier level.