Hadewych, 10 October 2018


enthu­si­asm and stub­born­ness 

rock, heavy metal, punk, hard­core, pop, tunes, hip-hop, r&b, vapor­wave

Beast­maker - EP.4 (2018, Church)

Con­tinu­ing with the series, as prom­ised! Four more solid com­pos­i­tions, hor­ror­ish without being scary, clas­sic doom with equal parts Sab­bath and Pall­bearer.

Braz - Brazpark (2017, Top Notch)

Hedda likes Dutch hiphop on occa­sion! Brazpark com­bines hard swag­ger with a lot of intro­spec­tion and Brabo pride. Most import­antly it con­tains the guilty pleas­ure ter­ror anthem “Testoster­on­bom­men”. 

Plus on “Voor 1 Dag” he ima­gines what it would be like to have a pussy. Make of that what you will.

Cacola - Flower (2018, Busi­ness Cas­ual)

Vapor-tinged pop mashups are what Flower by Cacola is about, and they do it with pan­ache. Par­tic­u­lar kudos for the Lady Gage vs Gotye extra­vag­anza that starts this swell EP (2018, Busi­ness Cas­ual).

Dirt Woman - Dirt Woman (2018)

We got some nice fuzzy psy­che­delic stoner on this self-titled EP by Dirt Woman. Groovy and heavy, with Zoe Koch’s yowl­ing effect-laden vocals cen­ter stage. And of course +1 for sampling Pink Flamin­gos.

Diskette Park is a mas­ter of the 80s pop synth back­ing sound, whether it’s through sampling or composition—it’s some­times hard to tell the two apart. Track­point Drift (2017, Busi­ness Cas­ual) con­tains a breadth of sound within that ter­rain: ath­letic anthems, com­mer­cial jingles, slow jams, upbeat pop.

Mega­deth - Peace Sells… But Who’s Buy­ing? (1986, Cap­itol)

I sup­pose it’s the little brother to Mas­ter of Pup­pets, or the surly cousin that scowls from the shad­ows while the other stands in the spot­light. But Peace Sells is a strong album, and a right­ful thrash clas­sic. It’s mostly mid-tempo, even a bit cereb­ral and proggy at times.

Saint Vitus - Hal­low’s Vic­tim (1985, SST)

Vitus’ last album before Wino joined is a solid uptempo doom affair where the trade­mark gui­tar sound is already strongly present. And in all hon­esty, des­pite Born Too Late’s clas­sic status, this one has bet­ter solos.

Voï­vod - Rrröööaaarrr (1986, Com­bat)

Crude, raw, and ener­getic. That’s what Hedda likes! This is bar­bar­ian thrash the way it’s sup­posed to be done. Dif­fer­ent from their later work, but who cares?