HAG: Fear Of Man
South East sludge/punk group find themselves in stitches
Five years after their Melvins-influenced self-titled EP, Hag’s first studio album kicks off with a promisingly sludgy title track.
Rainbow Dust blows away the remaining cobwebs, blasting heavy and haunting riffs with Ozzy-esque vocals, Trauma Yauma tunes itself to punk rock and Low’s catchy chorus channels Southern stoner vibes. Still taking their main cues from Melvins, the album shifts from the fundamental influence of Black Sabbath to Black Flag, but it’s often mediocrity orbiting moments of greatness.