Reviewer: Evan Morgan (https://twitter.com/evanmorgan808)
The Southampton trio of Stu Woodward, Mike Barrow, and Rik Godfrey are no strangers to the Metal scene. With former bands like Older Than Dirt, Kill-Joy, and Parade Of Enemies to their collective credit, they've certainly been around the block a few times, and that experience is on full display with their latest album "Face The Fall."
As the first of 8 tracks, "Sow More" creeps forth with a distorted main riff that captures Hummune's slow drawl style -- heavy without being fast-paced. The thickly distorted chug carries a weight that smothers the listener in a deliciously dark dreamscape. Woodward's vocals surge forth with a sandpaper grit that's an ideal fit for the band's sound -- Motorhead meets High On Fire.
"Deity" is a chugging behemoth barreling forth to break faces and eardrums in the best possible way. From the top down, Hummune have a knack for crafting all-out, in-your-face, pulse-pounding Metal that fans will appreciate. No matter what genre or sub-genre you subscribe to, this album has it all, and, 'Deity' is a prime example of that.
Whether they're breaking it down, building it up, or powering through in pursuit of primal, guttural glory, "Face The Fall" has it all. It's easily one of the best Metal albums to surface in the last 10 years, and, with a showing like this, it shouldn't be long before this trio land a record deal. There hasn't been a heavy-hitter of this caliber since Job For A Cowboy re-invented their sound with "Sun Eater" in 2014, and "Face The Fall" is on par (and then some). This album could easily go down as Hummune's "Master Of Puppets" or "Symbolic," and, by setting the bar this high so early on, it'll be interesting to see where they go from here.
“Destroyer of This Crown” by Hummune