Reviews Label: Hydra Head

Label: Hydra Head

63 reviews found

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Pelican - Australasia album cover


Australasia, 2003

9.5 / 10

Pelican flirted with my heart earlier this year when they released their self-titled debut. And now with the release of their first full length, Australasia, they have completely taken me. ...

Keelhaul - Subject to Change Without Notice album cover


Subject to Change Without Notice, 2004

8.5 / 10

Remember when you and your friends formed your first band? It didn't matter what kind of music you were going to play. As long as you had a really awesome ...

27 - Let The Light In album cover


Let The Light In, 2004

6.5 / 10

27 reach beyond simple classification. Combining bits and pieces from indie rock and trip-hop, as well as post-rock and traditional emo, 27 creates their own distinct sound within the teeming ...

Kid Kilowatt - Guitar Method album cover

Kid Kilowatt

Guitar Method, 2004

7.5 / 10

There are side-projects and then there are supergroups. A side-project is something that a band member fiddles with when they are bored. But a supergroup is a project that no ...

Harkonen & These Arms Are Snakes - Like a Virgin album cover

Harkonen & These Arms Are Snakes

Like a Virgin, 2004

8.0 / 10

When I was in the sixth grade I had a birthday party and for some reason one of my classmates, his name was Seth, gave me a copy of Sir ...

Mare - Mare album cover


Mare, 2004

8.5 / 10

Maybe I am blinded by my love for Hydrahead Records, but it seems to me that as of late the label has been churning out spectacular album after spectacular album ...

Pelican - Live in Chicago 06/11/03 DVD album cover


Live in Chicago 06/11/03 DVD, 2005

5.3 / 10

2005 sees the now Los Angeles-based label Hydrahead Records embark on yet another new endeavor, this time into the realms of limited edition performance DVDs by artists on their roster. ...

Jesu - Jesu album cover


Jesu, 2005

9.9 / 10

A year ago, Jesu was only a blip on the radar for most of the music world. And then, as if out of nowhere, Justin Broadrick emerged from the swirling ...

Pelican - March into the Sea album cover


March into the Sea, 2005

9.0 / 10

What's the point of an introduction? They really just delay the reader from getting to what they really care about: the actual review. I could dilly dally around here with ...

Big Business - Head for the Shallow album cover

Big Business

Head for the Shallow, 2005

6.9 / 10

In the late 80's and early 90's, Seattle was the place for any musician to be. A brief yet socially relevant counterculture was spawned, not too dissimilar to punk in ...

Pelican - The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw album cover


The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw, 2005

9.0 / 10

"Evolution is the key to survival." I don't know which famous individual stated this, but I am quoting them both out of respect as well as out of fear of ...

Cave In - Perfect Pitch Black album cover

Cave In

Perfect Pitch Black, 2005

8.5 / 10

About a year and a half about I was fortunate enough to catch a Cave In performance at which they debuted a handful of new songs, many of which made ...

Logh - A Sunset Panorama album cover


A Sunset Panorama, 2005

8.9 / 10

Is Sweden even cold? Whenever I think of Northern Europe, I think of mountains, yodelers, and folks with Princess Leia hair wandering around in big coats. Yet the continent keeps ...

Jesu - Silver album cover


Silver, 2006

8.8 / 10

The truth needs to be said. The self-titled Jesu record was an almost masterpiece that topped many critics' and fans' top records lists last year (and was the #1 album ...

Oxbow - Love That's Last: A Wholly Hypnographic & Disturbing Work Regarding Oxbow album cover


Love That's Last: A Wholly Hypnographic & Disturbing Work Regarding Oxbow, 2006

9.2 / 10

When I reviewed The Very Best of Men's Recovery Project recently, I thought that there couldn't be a band less suited for a "greatest hits" release. Obviously, I had forgotten ...

Daughters - Hell Songs album cover


Hell Songs, 2006

8.5 / 10

Man, The Jesus Lizard really left their mark. And as funny as it seems for such a quaint little band from Chicago, to this very day they're still firmly imprinted ...

Xasthur - Subliminal Genocide album cover


Subliminal Genocide, 2006

8.9 / 10

If you ate nothing but the guts of ravens, the shells of beetles, and the wax from vinyl, your shit might slide down your pants dense and black as night. ...

Heresi - Psalm II: Infusco Ignis album cover


Psalm II: Infusco Ignis, 2006

8.9 / 10

In my experience, there is no such thing as a bad one-man black metal project. Every single one I have heard has impressed me in some way or another, and ...

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