Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: HUSH - Unexist LP

Seems like the great state of New York has always had history of churning out some of the heaviest acts in metal. Particularly in the post-metal scene in vein of Neurosis and Isis. Bands like Colony, Divider, Tiger Flowers are carrying on that tradition in some shape or form. Pushing that sound into their own extremes. HUSH is no exception. Based out of New York, NY, they have released a seven track full length that really explores that sub genre to the fullest. Seriously, this stuff is so heavy and so primal sounding. Its pretty stripped down at moments which gives this material a uniqueness to others. A lot of tribal like drum work in some of the breaks, which I am sucker for since I grew up on Sepultura and Soulfly. But then when you think you are just about stressed enough listening to these 8-10 measure breaks they transition into these mid-fi melodic episodes that ease your ears a bit. Almost like a nice, beautiful intermission before getting another hearty dose of volatile sound. Also the singer has this Sean Ingram (Coalesce) guttural delivery. Which initially sold me.

This album is up on their respective bandcamp for donation. They also have limited physical format of this for sale on there as well. They will be supporting Divider and Mercy Ties on a NY date on July 19th, click here for the FB event.