A horrible hack

Hey Colossus

Happy Birthday

Year Released: 2008
Format: CD
Label: Riot Season
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Aug 28, 2008
Really coming of (middle) age, Hey Colossus take their motorik Sabbath splurge to the next logical extreme and go straight for the jugular with a no holds barred, noise-drenched feedback-fest. Songs are reduced to riffs, riffs are reduced to a few notes, and notes are reduced to aaaarrrgghhhs, as deceptively simple songs are hammered into your brain with all the subtlety of a breezeblock, played for as long as the band can drunkedly endure, before it all abruptly collapses in on itself in gloriously bloody-minded fashion. Special mention must go to the last track, "Overlord Rapture In Vines Pt. 9" (or some such bollocks), which manages to pound out two notes for a total of TWELVE minutes! Imagine Circle if they had got rat-arsed, fallen into a hedge and started shouting at you while you waited for the bus. Wunderbar!
Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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