Local mighty metal lords OHHMS return to RMH on September 4th!
The band’s 2020 record Close remains one of our favourite releases of recent times, and they return with a brand new album next year. These guys just get better and better…
Bring it on!
“Steamrolling noise rock riffs that immediately flatten you” – KERRANG
As the world shifts, the parameters of political music have expanded. Bands such as Svalbard and FEVER 333 have found new ways to channel protest into thrilling sounds. Nobody other than OHHMS, however, has made a seven-act prog-metal track written from the point of view of a laboratory animal.
Said epic is ‘Subjects’, the opening track on their second album from the Canterbury experimentalists back in 2018. Laying claim to over half of the record’s running time, it explores twists and turns you wouldn’t expect when its avant-doom intro first leads into a swinging, almost Orange Goblin-esque groove. Drop in anywhere during its 23-minute duration and you’ll find something inspiring. It’s enormous, but it never feels like a clumsy medley of unconnected snippets, flowing organically even when its most blissful point is followed by a squeal of feedback and a wall of fuzz.
“Fuelled by righteous indignation and born of a love of Swans and bands of their ilk, plus a desire to espouse existential outrage their ability to engage throughout such long compositions hints at a brighter future than they predict for the rest of mankind” – Metal Hammer
“Heavy. Huge. Obey the riff” –Daniel P Carter (Radio 1 Rock Show)
“Deranged vocals, extended instrumental passages and bursts of brutal, bludgeoning noise, OHHMS are a carefully crafted combination of ambience and aggression and a treat for fans of the experimental and unconventional” – Rock Sound