“Their churning punk sludge bears comparison to Lords, Harvey Milk and Cows, in that it sounds like it’s been recorded in a shed, albeit a shed decorated with the viscera of dead postmen and Jehovah’s Witnesses.”
John Doran, Metal Hammer
Last heard on record in 2010 with their self-titled EP on Noisestar Music, after five years out in the wilderness, the newly formed DNAWOT Records is pleased to announce the release of the debut album from Anglo-Hungarian-Swedish “Eagle-Metal” outfit HAG.
Teaming up once again with Part Chimp’s Tim Cedar at South London’s Dropout Studios, Fear Of Man crawls out over nine hefty chunks of grinding, booze-fuelled stabs of rock‘n’roll at its most primal. An obvious love affair with the likes of Melvins, Harvey Milk and High On Fire resonates strongly throughout as they wear those influences proudly on their collective sleeves; from the opening menace and to-the-death-fight of title track ‘Fear Of Man’, to the feverish and relentless bouts of ferocity on ‘Kingdom-O’ and ‘White Lion’. HAG make no bones about their love for breaking them. From guitarist/singer Ian Baigent’s burning vocals, to the unwavering, watertight rhythms that bump proverbial uglies between the bass of Robin Freeman and drums of Tamas Kiss, HAG drag alarming amounts of pleasure from the unceremonious destruction of eardrums.
Offering up a colossal dose of power and psychedelic hideousness, their debut album Fear Of Man will be released digitally on 8th January through DNAWOT Records with a vinyl release to follow soon after.