TEETH OF THE HYDRA
"Greenland" (TeePee; 2006)
Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter
Ohio-based Teeth of the Hydra have released
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“Greenland” features a loose concept about how traveling Vikings attempted to make their way during their first winter in a new, cold and barren artic land despite the fact they could have asked local Indians how to survive with better foraging and shelter – or something like that. Heady stuff – and cool to boot.
It would be too obvious and too easy to claim that Teeth of the Hydra are following in the footsteps of bands like High On Fire. However, “Greenland” is more about exploring the traditional aspects of stoner/doom styles as well as pushing the envelope by incorporating some old-school styles (‘60s sludge and the embryonic sounds of the first black metal bands. In addition, Teeth of the Hydra explore more recent (and currently better known) developments in the stoner/doom genre – there’s no doubt that these upstarts will crush those new stylistic idioms with their own unique efforts in the years to come.
Teeth Of The Hydra Matt Miner on guitar and vocals, Matt Bailey on bass, and Jamie Stillman on drums.
For more information visit http://www.teethofthehydra.com/.
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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