HEY COLOSSUS

THE GUILLOTINE (ROCKET RECORDINGS)

HEY COLOSSUS - THE GUILLOTINE 112208
Format:
1 CD
Release:
30.06.2017
Label:
ROCKET RECORDINGS
Kat.-Nr.:
112208
Barcode:
5055300389459
Their latest transmission he Guillotine' marks another peak for an innovative force in the realm of heavy amplification.

Darker and more brooding than their recent work, it's also perhaps their most richly melodic to date - the interplay of their three guitar lineup has never sounded more fluent than on these eight songs, nor their songcraft more well-defined.

This is a record whose alchemical charge arrives from a reinvention of loud rock shapes into forms both feral and fresh - whilst Hey Colossus can still bludgeon with overamped vigour, as on the hypnotic and devastating krautrock-Jesus-Lizard hybrid of ack In The Room' they can also deliver the haunting waltz-time serenade of alenture Boy' with uncompromising fortitude, with the new-found confidence and allure of Paul Sykes' vocals at the forefront.

These menacing and immersive songs chronicle a band exploring a unique sound and invigorating approach in a decade in which cliches and genre pieces in the realm of the psychedelic have frequently surrounded - here the six-piece find themselves transcending the limitations of the underground scene from whence they came, whilst exposing the paucity of inspiration in much of the guitar-rock mainstream.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. HONEST TO GOD
  • 1.2. BACK IN THE ROOM
  • 1.3. CALENTURE BOY
  • 1.4. EXPERTS TOLL
  • 1.5. POTIONS
  • 1.6. ENGLISHMAN
  • 1.7. IN A COLLISION
  • 1.8. THE GUILLOTINE