I am really digging this album. The sound is definitely a bit darker than on before and it fits the fuzzy riff rock quite well. It didn't take even the whole of the first tune for me to be hooked.
Favorite track: The Hand that Feeds.
As my introduction to The Hazytones this album ticked a lot of boxes. Great riffs, great sound and a top-notch vocalist - dare I say that Geddy Lee sprang to mind while having my first listen to opening track Empty Space. Another fine release from Ripple Music...
Favorite track: The Great Illusion.
It only takes the first 30 seconds of this album to convince how wickedly awesome The Hazytones are. The rest is right here at a Ripple for the taking. You can’t afford not to join in on the thick, distorted riff worship.
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Canadian garage doom band The Hazytones will release their new LP, Monarchs of Oblivion, on October 5 via Ripple Music. The Montreal-based group, whose haunting, hooky sound has been called "Swedish-style stomp", delivers dark psych-metal, overflowing with stark mood and tempo changes, and haunting, double-tracked vocals that glide over the sinister songs. Monarchs of Oblivion is the follow-up to The Hazytones' 2017 self-titled debut, hailed as "totally new yet oddly recognizable."
Formed in 2015, The Hazytones' shadowy sound is the epitome of a "hazy tone". The band's black acid-drenched shock rock drips with harmonies that harken back to the trippiest of late 60's psych and its chained-to-the brain hooks bleed with a palpable, eerie energy that surges and swings in equal measure. Live is where the band really finds its swagger, flinging themselves around the stage and converting new disciples with each and every performance. With full European and North American tours already under their belts, The Hazytones are a developing band on the rise, set to deliver a sweeping salvo with the release of their substantial sophomore LP.