ALL HAIL THE YETI

ALL HAIL THE YETI (MI­NUS HEAD)

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews - TOM SHEP­HERD

HOL­LY­WOOD GROOVE-MET­ALLERS GIVE UL­TRA-HEAVY DE­BUT A REIS­SUE

■ WITH THE prom­ise of a new al­bum due in the warmer months of 2016, Hol­ly­wood’s All Hail The Yeti have cho­sen to rere­lease their 2012 self-ti­tled de­but in the in­terim, as a sort of Yeti-re­fresher. Serv­ing as the per­fect aban­don­ment of the four­some’s home­town and its plas­tic glitz, this de­light­fully un­refi ned record takes a rasp­ing heavy metal shell and pumps it full of bluesy grooves that wouldn’t shame Down or Crow­bar. Be­tween swampy gui­tars and Con­nor Gar­ritty’s gasp­ing hurl, tracks like opener Deep Creek prac­ti­cally ar­rive with a thick, acrid mist, and feel as though they were recorded half­way up a moun­tain­side. In its sec­ond it­er­a­tion, it’s a wor­thy look back­wards that hints at plenty go­ing for­wards. DOWN­LOAD: Deep Creek. FOR FANS OF: 36 Crazyfi sts, Crow­bar.

KKKKK = CLAS­SIC KKKK = EX­CEL­LENT KKK = GOOD KK = AVERAGE K = POOR ‘I’ve seen rock bot­tom and I’ve smashed my fists against it!’ Kill­switch En­gage front­man Jesse Leach sounds pissed here. But then, so would you if you thought you were at rock bot­tom, the

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