HFM are a five piece band that’s based
out of Bournemouth, they have been together since March of 2001 and during
July of this year put together this rather impressive and well packaged
Now if you are in any way of a sensitive disposition then maybe you should avoid this EP as best you can, because if you don’t the chances are you will be far worse by the time you’ve been through this experience. In fact, even if you’re not of a sensitive disposition, you’ll still need a quiet lie-down in a darkened room after being subjected to an aural bruising! This is Heavy, with a capital H! Think of half a dozen Russell Grant’s sitting on your lap (sick!) and then double it - that’s how heavy this is…
From the opening notes of “Unsubliminal” to the dying seismic rumblings of “Autonomy” there is very little let up to the bass heavy battering that jousts with a blitzkrieg of road-drill drums. There’s an unavoidable comparison to Mudvayne as they utilise that very heavy thundering sound and a very similar vocal style too - the very fast paced, full on aggression of shouts and screams. The result is something that is just so heavy and intense and which the song “Mine” demonstrates with utmost aplomb.
With the subtlety of Bernard Manning debating racial equality, this band set about producing music that will plunder your senses. In a time when bands are more bothered about coming over all sensitive and emotional and they're concentrating on maximum market appeal, it's good to hear a band that doesn’t give a monkey’s about anything other than sounding bloody heavy and simply disregards wanting to be “fashionable”. Now, if you could please excuse me while I go and take a quiet lie-down…
- Rigsby (19th