Hear the Roar of The Alps !
How is the sound ?
Heya fuzzers, let’s start your week with a cool discovery I made on Bandcamp the other day, I’ve been listening a lot to this first release by a new band called Mount Hush ! Coming from “The Alps”, that’s a bit vague for me, so after some quick research they’re apparently German 😉 And they kickass !
An EP melting several influences, they managed to craft a unique sound and a different atmosphere in each of these 4 tracks.
“The Spell” starts with a classic fuzzy riff smelling the heat of the desert, topped by sweet & distant guitar melody, Brant Bjork style yeah ! The vocals won’t surprise you but are strong and on the point, exactly what you’re waiting for after this powerful riff. In the middle of the song you begin to see why they classified themselves as “Heavy Psychedelic Blues“, a short moment of airy mindfulness, before the thunder strikes again !
“King Beyond” definitely has a more retro vibe, this time we let the desert and head over to the land of 70’s Heavy Blues influenced bands like Graveyard or Horisont ! I mean yeah, that shuffle riff really could have been written by one of those many Swedish bands 🙂 I’m not criticizing here, I’m just saying Mount Hush get it, they get the groove, and it’s all that matters !!! This song is very catchy, I especially enjoy the different guitar solo parts and how the first one is brought in the song (starting at 3:40), listen, and tell me what you think 😉
“The Day She Stole The Sun” is really the centerpiece of this EP. A dramatic journey of almost 8 minutes, venturing on the heavier and darker side of the spectrum. But the song first starts with some beautiful clean arpeggios, smooth vocals and delicate guitar melodies… Until the rage kicks in for a short moment of heaviness announcing what is going to happen next ! That rage calms down for the next verse but you can guess it won’t be for too long… And when you hear the strong “She Hold The Fire” you know the beast has been unleashed ! The rest of the song is a face-melting dose of heaviness alternating between a crazy and very well executed guitar solo and those powerful vocals, congrats boys, it’s majestic !
“Levitations” ends perfectly this short EP. After the storm of the previous song, Mount Hush takes you on a sweet psychedelic journey with some clean chords, distant chantings and smooth melodies, resonating like an echo in the highest mountains of the Alps…
A very pleasant discovery, I hope these guys will come up with a full-length in the next years, to show us how they can even more develop their sound and bring us into their world like they did with this fabulous EP…
Why is this EP worth listening ?
- Different horizons making a unique and interesting sound as a whole
- Good songwriting with a lot of good hooks and layers to either satisfy your tastes of heaviness or trippier stuff
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
This place seems appropriate 😉
Something particular to note ?
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The Day She Stole The Sun
For Fans Of
Graveyard, Magic Jove
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