From the dirty streets of the fabulous San Francisco comes a doom/crust punk band called Hazzard’s Cure. Released during the first week of last December is their three track EP, The Ugly EP.
The cover art is one of my favourite cover arts that I’ve seen so far this year. Grimy and a lot like a neater Rudimentary Peni (with hints of Lovecraft). Gorgeous and dark, no title, but the art is enough to keep the viewer intrigued.
The first track, “Terminal Frost” completely blew me away. It has been a while since I’ve heard some gripping, decent, heart racing punk that keeps me pumped.
Next comes, “The Ugly” with its mix of slow and fast bits. The title itself makes me think of books on a shelf long forgotten with dust building up. At the same time, it has a beautiful contrast, but in the deep depths of this song, you know there’s an ugly and massive build up.
The final song, “The Body Amorphous” is enough just to fuel you. You want more though. This is the end result, which doesn’t disappoint!
Great EP, and I hope to hear more from Hazzard’s Cure. They have a lot going for them, and have found a unique way to blend black metal, crust punk, doom, sludge, and stoner metal all into one weird and sinister concoction.
There’s a limited edition of 300 copies on transparent one sided 12” vinyl with a screenprint on the b-side. I’d more than recommend that you grab your copy before they all disappear.