OHHMS flower into life with sprawling, crushing debut opus ‘Bloom’ – 12” LP/CD/DL on Holy Roar Records, October 6th 2014.
Whilst it could potentially sound disheartening to some, only one previous band has ever eventually ended up working with Holy Roar simply by sending us music. That band was Throats. The second band to end up part of the family in this manner is what you have in front of you here, right now. OHHMS.
If that lineage doesn’t give you an idea of how bowled over we were by OHHMS then let us try and explain further. Just two tracks make up this release, clocking in at a combined 32 (!) minutes. They fuse together elements of doom, post-metal, prog and psychedelia in stunning clarity and power thanks to Ian Sadler at Emeline Studios and Brad Boatright at Audiosiege mastering. Breathtaking Macro minimalistic artwork courtesy of Black Sails Design more than ably demonstrates the concept of both the record and intent of this band. This is nuanced, controlled anger that knows when to lurk in dark recesses, and when to viscerally bare its teeth.
If this leaves you none the wiser, then simply settle in for this undulating auditory journey. In simple terms – this is a new form of mature heavy music that blends elements of doom, post-metal and progressive/post-rock, without ever losing an undercurrent that crackles with a distinct energy.
From small seeds…..
1. Bad Seed
2. Rise Of The Herbivore
For fans of: Harvey Milk, Isis, Pallbearer, Slabdragger, Rolo Tomassi at their most serene, prog and classic rock
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