ALL HAIL THE YETI
ALL HAIL THE YETI (MINUS HEAD)
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.