"Drug Metal" (Vaudeville Records; 2005)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Not only does Hezzakya have a cool name, they also rock hard with a heavy stoner sound that would be at home in any rock club around the world. 

Hezzakya is from Vancouver, Canada and their fuzzy guitar grind on "Drug Metal" seems like it would transfer very well to a live performance. My only complaint about this CD is that the vocals are pretty one-dimensional and change very little from track to track. Then again, that's a standard trait of the stoner genre.  

"Drug Metal" is the CD's title and it's an apt description of the band's sound. I liked what I heard here. "Drug Metal" has a rawness to it that is appealing and unpretentious. 

Hezzakya: Steiger - guitar; Sayad - guitar; Nat - drums; Cam - vocals. Bass performed by Gase Baytar.

For more information, check out www.hezzakya.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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