Saturday, 20 September 2014

Hunter Gatherer - S/T (Album Review)

HUNTER GATHERER cover art

Album Type: Album
Date Released: 14th September 2014
Label: Self Released

Hunter Gatherer - S/T - track listing:

1.THE JACK PINE 09:39
2.HUNTER-GATHERER 04:41
3.SUBTLE BODIES 04:07
4.BOREAL 11:51
5.STURGEON LAKE 06:27

Bio

Sound influenced by nature and humanity's destruction of the natural world

Review:

Hunter Gatherer is a Sludge/Doom/Stoner/Avant Garde/Noise-Rock/Shoegaze Collective who have just released a stunning and bleak as hell S/T album which will send chills down your spine. It's not your usual Sludge/Doom Metal album as it has a very experimental feel to it. It kind of reminds of a slower paced version of SANNHET.

Hunter Gatherer unleash a lot of different noises and moods on this album and it's a strange and wonderful sounding bleak odyssey that manges to capture a lot of raw human emotion. The sound can be very frentic and lo-fi at times which is expected since the album was released on cassette tape. It feels that the album was recorded in an old abandoned warehouse somewhere on a desolate planet as it oozes atmosphere you simply cannot get in a recording studio.

This is a very hard album to review as it changes mood and atmosphere with each song. Sure the Sludge/Doom Metal aspect is there but the band include so many different things in their music that it can be quite frustrating to listen to at times but you have to give the band credit for trying something different. Check it out for yourselves as Hunter Gatherer are giving this excellent album away for free download on BandCamp.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

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