There’s obviously something elemental in the Yorkshire water conducive to kick ass heavy riffing. Witness the emergence of Pulled Apart By Horses, Hawk Eyes, Blacklisters, Humanfly etc. Not to mention our very own Black Moth, who’s debut album ‘The Killing Jar’ was one of the highlights of 2012.
Now New Heavy Sounds are proud to add to this heavy pantheon and unleash the latest export from the land of dark satanic mills. Four lads who are without doubt a pummelling riff machine of fiendish intent. Bradford’s Cut Yourself In Half.
They emerged briefly but brightly last year to give us the single ‘Say Goodbye To The World’ garnering some great reviews and radio action to boot. Before bunkering themselves in the Bradford grey, honing their chops and formulating their master plan.
The first part of that master plan is now complete, their debut album. Believe us when we say that the album is an intense and total fucking monster, produced at 2Fly studios Sheffield to white knuckle destruction by Dave Sanderson, engineer behind Black Moth’s equally fearsome Killing Jar.
What does Cut Yourself In Half sound like? Well imagine if you will the molten stoner grooves of QOTSA and Red Fang, laced with a dose of acid psychedelics and a slab of Mastodon. Filter it through the grime of those dark satanic mills, atom smash it with a filthy wedge of screaming hardcore and metal, and play it like your bastard lives depend on it. Believe us when we say, this band are tighter than the bolts on the Frankenstein monster’s neck and twice as terrifying.
Get the picture? Well just to be clear, free, gratis and for nowt, we give you a perfectly formed taster. ‘The End’ is taken from said debut, and is a rock hard chunk of rolling heavy riffs and dark abrasive noise, bursting with ideas and attitude. It’s Fu Manchu on amphetamines and the shape of things to come. Ears will be ringing and necks will be sore.
Cut Yourself In Half’s debut album will be released on New Heavy Sounds in April in a very special package. Along with fellow NHS doomsters Throne, Limb and Black Moth, these guys are going to be rippin’ it up in 2013.
Watch out world.