For Fans Of
It seems as though House VS
Hurricane have come out of nowhere, as the last six months have
seen the band gracing more stages around the country than many of their
peers, however far from being overnight sensations, this Melbourne based
six-piece now has the recorded output to back up their recent hype.
The Forfeiture EP is a seven-song collection that shows just how diverse the HvH
sound really is. Whether they’re dabbling in mosh heavy breakdowns
or ambient interludes in the vein of Misery Signals, the band demonstrates
a musical maturity that perfectly compliments their youthful enthusiasm.
After the brief, synth driven
“introduction” you’re hit the EP’s title track, a tune which
features a balance of the band’s heaviest elements with some of their
most melodic. Front man Chris D possesses a growl, which is actually
decipherable, a rarity in this day and age, while clean singing guitarist Ryan has as set of pipes on him that is usually reserved for a band’s
main man. “Comforting Our Thoughts…” continues in a similar fashion,
delivering a series of hard hitting riffs that is offset by the song’s
Water” is sure to be a live favourite, the electronic flourishes giving
the song an additional edge that is often lacking from something that
is relatively straight forward, while the instrumental “Colour Space”
shows an entirely different side to the House VS Hurricane sound.
The high energy “The Only Virtue” sees the group’s discordant
riffing pair up with another huge chorus which just leaves the keyboard
driven “Furious George” to round out the record.
If this is a taste of things to
come then House VS Hurricane have a very bright future indeed.
Do yourself a favour and see these guys pull it off live!
- Comforting Our Thoughts
In A Continuous Blue
- Seeing Things Through
- Colour Space
- The Only Virtue
- Furious George