Man, Hex Records does it again. Grizzlor is a slow, heavy band with loud, plodding drums and huge guitar riffs. They’re definitely influenced by AmRep stuff of the ’90s. The singer has a growling, shouting, ranting delivery. They belt out tongue-in-cheek screeds about bitterness and being a loser, with occasional diversions into insight. I like “War Machine,” where he rants about smart phones. Trust me, it’s all in the delivery. I know The Melvins and Killdozer are pretty much untouchable, but the former take themselves far too seriously these days and the latter are no more. So give Grizzlor a shot.
–Craven Rock (Grizzlor / Hex)