Friday, October 25, 2013

Hell Mary - Drifter

Hell Mary return with four new songs that pick up where their last effort, "Forever on the Fence" left off. The band seems to experiment on this one with some unorthodox song structures and tones.  In the end it pays off. 

The guitar on this effort has a little more twangy nature to it, while the vocals take on a kind of distorted and slightly reverb affected approach.  The song writing is a little less traditional than their past work as well, making more room for instrumental moments, drastic pauses and slower, brooding vibes.

The songs are still short and hit very hard though.  I would still categorize Hell Mary as "hardcore for people who don't normally listen to hardcore", perhaps even more so now seeing their ability to step outside of their pre-constructed shell and successfully incorporate some risks.

Listen to it here.