HMAS: Fear God Honour the King: LP

Nov 02, 2015

The story goes that these Tasmanian hellraisers recorded the tracks in 1997 then in later years lost the master tapes, so what’s presented here is an early mix. Had they gone any number of different routes, this would’ve been easily lumped into the indie rock pigeonhole. Instead, you get a mish-mash of chaotic song structures, seriously overblown guitars, off-key vocals, and plodding rhythms. Wonder of wonders, it fucking works. This ain’t something you’ll likely hear booming out of a passing car, but it’s definitely an interesting listen—a total mess, to be sure, but one with lots of interesting ideas buried within for those feeling adventurous.

 –jimmy (Homeless)

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