Saturday 4 May 2013

Hydromedusa - The Rats Have My Mind - Review

Hydromedusa - The Rats Have My Mind MCR003 cover art

Hydromedusa is a Doom Metal/Stoner Rock Band from Adelaide, South Australia

The members are:

Troy Jezierski - Vocals
Benjamin McLaren - Guitar
Joe Steele - Guitar
Dieter Streich - Bass
Tom Steele - Drums

Hydromedusa are a band who we have featured before back in 2011 with their excellent debut EP which you can still download for free from BandCamp Page. Excellent and highly recommended if you want to check it out.

Well 2 years later Hydromedusa are back with their new EP - The Rats Have My Mind - an 12 minute storming 3 song blast of great riffs with a meaty punk vibe being added to their sound.

Title track - The Rats Have My Mind - is an 8:37 minute epic of punk based Stoner Rock riffs with some cool sonic noises thrown in for good measure. Vocals like the music have lo-fi dirty fucked-up vbie about them. You can tell this was recorded DIY style and it works.

Hydromedusa have strayed from their excellent debut a bit but it's still a great ride from start to finish.

2nd track  - Wasted Walls - is a glorious 4 minute Punk Rock affair that goes straight in for the kill. Wait for some great Stoner Rock riffs around the 2nd minute mark. With intense vocals from Troy. Don't fuck with him on this form as he would probably do some serious damage.

All in all this EP is great vehicle to show that Hydromedusa are a band to be reckoned with. Even though I still miss the earlier heavier sound of their debut EP, this is still a great fucking blast from start to finish.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

You can buy The Rats Have My Mind on Cassette from here.

Check Out The Band Here: