Saturday 30 November 2013

Drone Hunter - S/T Album Review

Drone Hunter cover art

Drone Hunter is an Instrumental Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from Varaždin, Croatia

The members are:

Rus - drums
Klen - bass
Fitz - guitar

Fuck yeah!!! - Here is a band that will knock you the fuck out from the very first riff. Ladies and Gentlemen - May I present - Drone Hunter. A fucking awesome instrumental riff power trio that will speak volume to fans of bands such as Karma To Burn and Sardonis.

Drone Hunter's debut S/T album is one wild ride from start to finish full of superb riffs packed full of groove to stand out from the crowd. This 42 minute album can rival anything that Karma To Burn have produced over the last 5 years or so. That's how great this album is.

First Track - Aguamala - is a 7:15 minute blast of finely tuned riffs which packs an almighty punch. Drone Hunter lay down some heavy riffs here that will speak volume to you. It's cool that Drone Hunter have a raw sound to them. This is proper Instrumental Sludge/Stoner Metal music the way it's meant to be played. Loud, Mean, Raw and straight from the heart.

Drone Hunter have said the following about their music.

"The debut full length album by Croatian instrumental riff worshipers Drone Hunter. The idea was to create a heavy, distorted but above all catchy and groovy record that would capture the essence of what this band is all about - riffing and grooving. Without vocals. This piece is a sonic journey of the minds and hearts of three guys with a thing for simplicity and minimalism. The band feels that they have achieved their mission which was to make sure that the stuff you hear on the CD is the same thing you hear at their shows, without overproducing and 'surgically' polishing the sound. No effects pedals were used on this album on neither guitar or bass. The sounds are pure amps and instruments. It's dirty, raw and noisy, just the way the band likes it."

And that's the best description of the album. What you hear is what you get. A constant barrage of amazing riffs to impress you with. These guys are insanely fast when they want to be. Check out excellent 2nd track - Blood Island - which has some of the fastest Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs I have heard this year.

I could go through every song and tell you which songs to check out. But believe me you need to hear this album for yourselves. As Drone Hunter fucking rule. End Of. No question. Their debut album is a powerhouse of Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs for you to worship at.

The band are supremely talented and prove this time and time again on the album. The album is one wild ride in the realm of Instrumental Rock that will have you hooked from start to finish. Drone Hunter have created a fantastic sounding album that had me coming back for more. All of the tracks are great as each other. Though Drone Hunter deserve credit for some of the song titles they have chosen - Twisted Horse Boogie, Blacksmith's Revenge On Machines, The Crow's Final Scream.

Some of the titles may sound strange and slightly humorous but make no mistake when Drone Hunter make it count where it matters. And this is in the music. This album is pure genius. I loved every minute of it. I have a sneaky feeling that we will be hearing a lot more from Drone Hunter over the next few years or so.

A brilliant album. End Of.

Thanks to the band for sending me a copy to review. Drone Hunter S/T Album is available to buy now from BandCamp.

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