Hey Colossus Hey Colossus and The Van Halen Time Capsule - Eurogrumble Vol.1

Tue 9th March 2010


/incoming/heycvanhalen250.jpgHow's that for a bizzare title? And apparently its meaning is only known by the band themselves, great!

HC have perhaps released their dirtiest-sounding album yet, I know it must seem I've said that before, but really, what a horrible audio mess.

This vinyl-only and brilliantly-packaged release is their umpteenth (seriously prolific band with more to come no doubt) and seems to feature, as well as the band themselves, a cacophony of film samples, radio snippets and all manner of industrial clanging, all set to 'stun' as it transpires.

The songs meld even more than usual into a thick viscous gloop, and the vocals range from grumbles (get it?) to black metal screeches, to what can only be described as tramp-babble, all wonderfully manipulated with what must be rust-encrusted pedals that smell a bit.

The usual jam-style songs play themselves out like Indian ragas filtered through horrendous amounts of fuzz, but it's all for the best as it sounds great, as hypnotic as they've ever been and full of vim and vigour. I can only imagine how satisfyingly horrid this will sound live.

One day, HC will surpass themselves in terms of how filthy they can get and that record will sound like Wolf Eyes, enjoy them before it becomes unintelligible.


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    •  Amy BAmy B
    • Add your comments here!
    •  PodgePodge
    • That's a nice review, pity its vinyl only
    •  JackJack
    • Vinyl only makes sense, just buy it and download the tracks from somewhere.
    •  Tim HolehouseTim Holehouse
    • I like vinyl only releases... my next one will be, but will have a CD for the non believer.
      Hey Colossus are great I'm two records behind now... must catch up with them chaps now.
    •  mikemike
    • Do it Tim, they are worth it.
    •  J ParkerJ Parker
    • I love vinyl but cant afford to get facking record deck fixed. Cd is easier if actually want to the hear the songs, based on my experience.
    • Last time I saw Hey Colossus they were unbelievable.