Saturday, April 15, 2017
FOREIGN REVIEWS OF SMOKE IRON PLUNDER, PART 1: SPAIN
METAL BROTHERS BLOG: SPAIN
LINK TO ORIGINAL REVIEW
Hazzard's Cure is a band formed in San Francisco in 2009. In 2011 they released their first full length and have done other things shorter to reach this second album. I especially liked the sound they get and the atmosphere they recreate, but let's tell a little in detail.
Master of Heathens is a theme with harsh and guttural voices, but combining it with a good rhythm of heavy stoner, it is a very cool song, with a rhythmic base rich in nuances, a single brief and end of story.
An Offering has a start of doom stoner, the voices game is spectacular, dirty and torn, very caveman but give your music a sense of essence and transcendence really interesting. It reminds me in the base of its sound to the mythical Manilla Road of the first times, with a thick and dark sound, leaving then with an acceleration to all put. It is the good conjugation of atmospheric elements of black metal with the sound of heavy and doom which makes their subjects have a special meaning.
Hewn in Sunder is a heavy doom track but with a less rough, cleaner voice and psychedelic guitars in between, a cut to Angel Witch, Tank.
No Hope has a start of doom black metal, very good atmosphere and excellent rhythmic work. Eye to the change of rhythm in the middle of the subject of this cut that is really annihilating, in Saint Vitus roll or a very dark Holocaust, like auction a single of seventy flavor that goes like ring to the finger, and the disk that keeps growing at times.
Siren's Wail is a dirty and dark heavy cut, a half time with a very atmospheric but excessively brief, we take it off when we were savoring the honey on the very lips, a shame that they have not lengthened a little more.
War Pipe is a very classic heavy rock nwobhm, an instrumental theme with a very vivid rhythm, not without cane and attitude, it is worth putting the ear.
Gracious Host introduces a variant in the sound regarding what we had heard so far, since this is a heavy metal cut but with the garnish of a grind touch on the guitars and a sound influenced by punk, it is stimulating in everything case.
The disc is short, but without waste, and you know what the wise proverb says. This Is Hell puts the colophon with the most worked song of the whole album. Heavy doom with a very rough and repeated riff. It is a less dark cut, with certain true metal airs, with a very long instrumental beginning, liking, but when the voices enter, they give more aggressiveness to the subject. The cut is completed with a second part where they step on the accelerator and they play guitar performance, demonstrating that they are able to make simple subjects with atmospheric predominance but also more technical cuts. A good work of these Americans, a record of those with a special flavor, that escapes the predominant sound, with its own label that is said, and that today is more than meritorious.
Rating: 7.75 / 10
Translated from the Spanish by Google