The past few years have been a boom-time for Psychedelic (Stoner) Metal, and Doom Metal. Bands like Queens Of The Stone Age, Sourvein, Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Sixty Watt Shaman, and Black Sabbath carry a loyal following. And 2003 will be no different.
Another cool new band to add to the illustrious list of Psychedelic Metal acts is Sir Hedgehog. Their self-titled debut, out on Lunasound Records, is a scorching display of Classic Doom fused with modern, Grungy Psychedelic Metal.
Imagine Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) singing for Black Sabbath, and that will give you a rough idea of the Sir Hedgehog dynamic. Clean, powerful vocals smoothly swim through the sublime din of Psychedelic guitars awash in waves of beautiful, snarling reverberation. Simply put, it’s just killer.
The best of these tracks include “Monster,” “Gimmie The Bone,” the wailing roar of “Otherside,” and “The Cleavage And The Clamp.” Sir Hedgehog has a classic, solid feel.
Overall, Sir Hedgehog is a very good band with a unique, interesting sound. This is one worth checking-out. Stay savage. Farewell.
Related Bands: Queens Of The Stone Age, Sourvein, Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Sixty Watt Shaman, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Sons Of Otis, Goliath, Fudge Tunnel, etc.
Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.
Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.