Hollow Leg, Crown: Serpentine (Plus Album Stream)

Posted in audiObelisk, Reviews on March 3rd, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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[Click play above to stream Hollow Leg’s Crown in full. Album is out March 4 (that’s tomorrow) on Argonauta Records.]

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Opener “Seaquake” sets a high standard for both riffs and the apparent narrative thread running across the tracks. Underwater seismic activity is a hell of a place to start, in other words, but Hollow Leg unfurl the first of many lumbering progressions to come as “Seaquake” and the subsequent, more Southernly riffed “Coils,” comprise an opening duo introducing the mood and breadth of much of the record — the overarching vibe of patiently delivered heft that will factor into even Crown‘s most raging moments, as on the initial stretch of “Serpent in the Ice” to come. They toy some with pace between “Seaquake” and “Coils” as Angelacos brings us into the band’s world of snakes and other shouted who-knows-what, but it’s with “Electric Veil” that the band begins to depart from the more straightforward roll of both the opening cuts, starting out quiet and creeping before kicking into full-tone and familiar burl and playing fluidly with a back and forth across the song’s 6:49.

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Lynch takes a noisy solo in the second half over a beat-down roll that gives way to a surprising bit of well-now-that-we’ve-done-that-here’s-this shuffle at the end. Not exactly out of nowhere or out of context, but still unexpected, and a quick highlight to the fuzzier tones in the guitar and bass used this time around as compared to Abysmal. It’s not necessarily a huge leap, as though to make one believe it’s a different outfit, but it’s enough to distinguish Crown from Hollow Leg‘s past work, and that only becomes more apparent as the centerpiece interlude “Atra” takes hold with a kind of mini-“Planet Caravan” vibe, marked out by quiet background percussion and didgeridoo, acoustic guitar leading with a meditative figure that builds some tension across its truncated course, but does much atmospherically to enhance the proceedings overall.

To put that into perspective, Abysmal also had an interlude near its middle, but it was much less a departure, and the material around it — though the album was shorter on the whole than is Crown — was far less expansive, whether that’s “Electric Veil” before, which nods a bit at earliest Clutch in its underlying swing, or the nine-minute “Serpent in the Ice” after, which is Crown‘s itself-ing achievement for how it pulls together a coherent motion through big tempo changes and stomping punctuation. The early going, fast, the later reaches, slow and doomed, it’s an engaging summary of Hollow Leg‘s efforts toward a richer sound — one which I’ll gladly argue they attain throughout. A noisy guitar finish for “Serpent in the Ice” is followed by the quiet beginning of “Seven Heads,” shorter at seven minutes but still longer than any of the first four tracks on the record, and more patient in its chug, topped by echoing gutturalisms, as it rides its central groove for the duration; an exercise in nod given further breadth by a spacious lead after the halfway point.

Its amp noise hums — not screeches, hums — on a quiet fade into closer “New Cult,” which crashes in to roll its own molten motion, the lyrics having presumably arrived as their resolution in some serpentine demagoguery. The finale breaks about midway through and Creter‘s snare and Lynch‘s fuzz build back into the riff that will serve as their leadout over “New Cult”‘s final minutes, but the hook of the closer is delivered again and proves deceptively memorable on repeat visits. Angelacos joins Lynch‘s last, somewhat more extended solo, but it does wind up being the guitar that finishes out, on a last, suitably ambient fade that once again speaks to an increased focus on setting a mood as much as bludgeoning with heft. Throughout Crown, that at least partial shift serves the band remarkably well, and demonstrates a genuine creative growth outward from their beginnings more than half a decade ago without sacrificing the edge that has given their work to-date such impact. Also it’s very, very heavy.

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Hollow Leg Releasing Crown March 4

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 3rd, 2015 by JJ Koczan

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March 4 is the release date for Hollow Leg‘s third album, Crown. Put it on the calendar, stick a post-it note on the wall, whatever you need to do to remember. Or I guess you could just preorder and forget about it. Hmm. World of options.

Either way, Crown is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Abysmal (review here) and I’ve been intrigued at the prospects for the riff merchants’ next outing since their 2014 digital single, God Eater (posted here), found them straddling the line between their well-honed sludge attack and burly Southern heavy rock. As to where the album will finally wind up, one, the other, somewhere in between, I’ll let you know when I know, but words like “Mixed by Sanford Parker” are usually a pretty good sign that something is going to sound huge, so that’s a good place to start.

Art, tracklist, preview clip and preorder link, all courtesy of the PR wire:

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US Stoner Sludgers HOLLOW LEG will release their highly anticipated new album “CROWN” on ARGONAUTA Records by March 4th 2016. Mixed by SANFORD PARKER and Mastered by COLLIN JORDAN, “Crown” is a huge step forward for the Floridian band, now plenty of aggressive Heavy Sludge and Southern grooves. A teaser of the album can be seen at this address.

CROWN will be available in limited edition “Beer”/Swamp Green” splatter vinyl and is now available for preorders with “FREE SHIPPING” WORLDWIDE here: http://shop.pe/MyRFP

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Side B
Serpent in the ice
Seven heads
New cult

Hollow Leg, a duo now quartet, is an enormously toned groove engine hailing from the highways between Deland and Jacksonville, Florida. The tying bind continues with Hollow Leg’s affinity for the roots of American Blues music and English metal. That love outpours with angst, pessimism, and a creative fighting spirit forged from the scope of working class musicians.


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Hollow Leg Finish Recording Third Album

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 26th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

Back at the start of the year, I had Floridian sludge-slingers Hollow Leg‘s next opus on my list of 2015’s most anticipated albums. Curiosity played no small part in that since, after their digital single “God Eater” came out, I’ve been somewhat curious to find out what direction their next batch of material might take.

The difference? Well, Hollow Leg‘s last full-length was 2013’s Abysmal (review here), which stomped and stormed through torrents of aggressive, heavy sludge. Sure enough, “God Eater” covered some of the same ground — that is to say, if it had appeared on Abysmal, it would’ve been a turn but not completely out of place — but did so in a way more indebted to thickened Southern heavy grooves, less outwardly pissed off, with the screaming, and so on.

How does that translate to the new, as-yet-untitled record? That’s the question. If “God Eater” was a one-off experiment and Hollow Leg are back to their throat-ripping habits as usual, I don’t think we’ll lose out, but I’m curious to know one way or the other. As such, they go on the already-well-populated list of 2016‘s most anticipated albums, and a year later, we sort of wind up where we started.

Only thing that’s changed is now they’ve actually recorded. Sanford Parker will mix, Collin Jordan will master. That’s right, Hollow Leg‘s third offering is done being recorded and will be out on Argonauta Records next year. That seems like much more solid footing than where we were back in January.

They posted the following at the recording process’ completion:

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We have officially finished work on LP#3! The record has now moved from our cave at high five audio in Deland, and gone to Chicago where it will be mixed by SANFORD PARKER, and then mastered once again at the boiler room by COLLIN JORDAN, before reaching its home at Argonauta Records.

We’re extremely pleased and excited by our tracking results, and now to have the record worked over by these 2 talents, we are just really looking forward to this one in every way, and can’t wait for it to be available for all of you! cheers!


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Hollow Leg Unveil New Single “God-Eater”

Posted in Bootleg Theater on March 10th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

Floridian sludgers Hollow Leg are getting ready later this month to head out on a run up and back down the East Coast with Holly Hunt, and even as they prepare to do so supporting an Argonauta Records reissue of their 2010 first album, Instinct, they’ve posted audio for a new single called “God-Eater” (munch munch munch) that turns their previous two outings — Instinct and its 2013 follow-up, Abysmal (review here) — somewhat on their heads.

I say “somewhat” because, let’s face it, Hollow Leg haven’t gone polka-thrash or anything like that. They’re still working well within a heavy realm, but a lot of the ultra-slamming sludge of Abysmal seems absent from “God-Eater” in favor of a more laid-back, fuzzed-out approach. Maybe I’m splitting hairs here — the track is still called “God-Eater” — but the feel is less aggressive overall, and vocalist Scott Angelacos has shifted his vocals to match, finding roots in more of a Southern heavy rock vein than the screams of prior outings.

Again, in the grand scheme of life and what Neil DeGrasse Tyson tells me (and only me; we talk on the phone sometimes) is an endlessly expanding universe, it’s not a massive shift, but there’s been some reordering of the balance of elements at work in Hollow Leg‘s sound, and it makes me look forward all the more to seeing them on tour with Holly Hunt later this month.

Dig it:

Hollow Leg, “God-Eater”

Ready to start for a U.S. Spring tour and while promoting the reissue of their album “Instinct” on Argonauta Records, Florida sludge masters HOLLOW LEG just released a new song: “God Eater”, as single track, encompasses the next direction for the band, sonically, visually and lyrically. The song works as a prelude to album number three and all within the band are excited to summon more new material. “God Eater” can be streamed via the Argonauta Records YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/ffO5M2ynjSw

March 21-29 Hollow Leg/Holly Hunt tour:
03/21 Mars Pub, Gainesville, FL w/ Gaul, Thunderclap
03/22 Hippo Records, Greensboro NC w/ Irata
03/23 The Dougout, Washington D.C. w/ Public Suicide, Paranoid Minds
03/24 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA w/ Clamfight, Sunburster
03/25 O’Brien’s Pub, Allston, MA w/ Ichabod, Balam
03/26 St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY w/ Clamfight, Kings Destroy, The Scimitar
03/27 Rogers, Va Beach VA w/ The Pestilence Choir, Kombat Wombat
03/28 Reggie’s, Wilmington, NC w/ Hadea, Kohmats, Toke
03/29 529, Atlanta, GA w/ Dasher, Motherfucker, Roman Gabriel Todd
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Hollow Leg, Abysmal: Crying Havoc

Posted in Reviews on September 24th, 2013 by JJ Koczan

Though in the minds of many listeners there’s no doubt that Southern sludge is an aesthetic with set associations. Bands playing or even dabbling in the style are hard-pressed to emerge without being saddled with the inevitable Eyehategod comparison, and to their credit, Floridian four-piece Hollow Leg work in a more nuanced approach than most. Their second full-length, Abysmal, finds them working within and beyond the usual stylistic constraints, here and there touching on Sourvein-style nod while offsetting that with Earthride‘s rolling stoner-doom groove. The riffs of guitarist/backing vocalist Brent Lynch are a driving force, as one might imagine, but Abysmal (released on Last Anthem Records) showcases a songwriting acumen that goes beyond focusing on any single member of the band and is most effective when Lynch, bassist Tom Crowther, drummer Tim Creter and vocalist Scott Angelacos are all pushing in the same direction. Moreover, with the strength of several landmark choruses behind it — namely those of “Blissful Nothing,” “Ride to Ruin,” “Lord Annihilation” and closer “Cry Havoc” — Abysmal also tests out the boundaries of melody. While Angelacos‘ vocals are largely unipolar in their throaty, shouting approach, Lynch provides suitable accompaniment and also works in some flourish on guitar, making the material across the album’s eight tracks/35 minutes that much more complex. What on first listen sounds like it might be “another sludge record” gradually emerges as a display of character that, while utilizing some familiar elements, ultimately shows Hollow Leg as having more to them than Take as Needed for Pain rehash and/or derivative antiestablishmentism.

At their core, Hollow Leg are riotously heavy. Recorded by Jeff McAlear at High Five Audio in Deland, FL, and mastered by Collin Jordan, the album’s mix leans toward the metallic, but stays true to a sludgy nature by not sacrificing tonal weight in the name of speed or showy play. That Hollow Leg would turn out to be crafters of memorable songs should be less of a surprise to those who caught the not so subtle hints on their 2010 full-length debut, Instinct — also recorded by McAlear  — but it’s a distinguishing factor on their second album and the growth they show proves demonstrative of their progress overall. Abysmal creeps to a start with the fade in of its title-track, a song that shows little of the breadth that comes across over time, but establishes several key factors in Hollow Leg‘s approach all the same, from the fluid rhythms proffered by Crowther and Creter, to the weighted chug of Lynch‘s guitar and vicious rasp from Angelacos at the forefront. Angelacos seems at first to be very much in the T-Roy Medlin spirit of screamers, and “Abysmal” suits that form, though deviations emerge both in the chorus layering and in his tradeoffs with Lynch, and as the slower, more subdued “8 Dead (in a Mobile Home)” takes hold, Hollow Leg immediately build on the straightforward thrust of the album’s beginning to toy with heavy/soft dynamics, the guitars adding melody at the end to hint at some more of what’s to come. Between the two songs, a good portion of Abysmal‘s course is set, but I’d argue that the most resonant hooks are still to come, and “Blissful Nothing” settles into an easy groove with a dually-layered vocal in the chorus, shout-along ready, essentially proving the argument.

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