Hive : “Fights the reds” K7 tape 20 April 2017 self release. Canadian Punk / Hardcore / Grind / Black Metal band. This is the kind of band calling themselves “Sludge” which to me doesn’t mean anything and only few bands have used this style due to their dirty sound and get out of the usual box stickers. In fact they just have the sound most bands have when starting with the early demos recorded on old desk and no knowledge of recording. The lyrics are just like guys having fun together and not serious at all, such songs as “pissing in the graveyard” or the first song “Fighting the reds” with fast tempos reminding SOD, DRI and else …screaming “get a job”. Eight songs of funny destroyed compositions reminding the early days of Metal.
I personally would never record such songs even though I did play in my youth to have fun. It’s amazing to hear bands still sending out tapes of their craziness thinking they might someday make real music. Each songs having different genres proves the band has no intention of creating a real band but hey good luck to them if they can enjoy themselves and make some crazy fans.
So if you want a fun tape and get red like the guy on the cover check their music on bandcamp , true underground 50/100.