HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH: Forbidden Techniques: LP

Mar 20, 2018

Since 2005, Hummingbird Of Death, a godlike trio from Boise, Idaho, has been unleashing face-melting fastcore on an unsuspecting world; Forbidden Techniques is no exception. As a longtime fan, I didn’t even realize how badly I wanted twenty-four blistering songs of superhuman blast beats, (forked) tongue-in-cheek lyrics, and finger-shredding guitar riffs. Less than twenty-five minutes later, side B crashes to a halt and my brain and body are jelly, as if I just finished a mile sprint. Whenever I want to get my heartrate up, I now know exactly which record to put on. Also, to highlight their lyrical genius, here’s a choice line: “Eating fire, shitting lead / Push up daises, now you’re dead.” Shakespeare couldn’t have said it better. –Sean Arenas (To Live A Lie, tolivealie.com)

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