Hod "Cry and Piss Yourself"Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 @ 6:49am » permalink
The debut demo from Texan act Hod, now receiving distribution through digital label MetalHit.com, tears through three tracks of furious, thrashing black metal in 17 minutes. Normally I'd be somewhat averse to a release titled "Cry and Piss Yourself", as it creates somewhat of a goofy expectation, but… there doesn't seem to be any humor involved in the tracks whatsoever, and the band's penchant for combining straightforward tremolo picking with raw, energetic old school thrash and the occasional foray into some of that cold, "grim" riffing certainly does the trick for me. The band features members who've played with Thornspawn, Necrovore, Exulcerate, Pillcrusher, and GG Allin, which doesn't mean a ton to me, but it might for some. But like I said, this shit works for me, man. They're not breaking any new ground, but the playing is pretty tight, the recording is a great blend of tactfully rugged tones and a crisp mix, the riffs and writing are solid, etc. Straight to the point. Apparently the band recently signed with Ibex Throne Records, so hopefully a full-length is in the works.