HAWG JAW - Don't Trust Nobody

Hawg Jaw - Don't Trust Nobody

13 songs
33:01 minutes
***** **


One thing's for sure: Hawg Jaw's new album Don't Trust Nobody is anything but pretty. Founded in 1996, this New Orleans four-piece consists of members of among others Eyehategod, and that should point you already in the general direction of nihilistic noise. Instead of assaulting the listener with long doom attacks, Hawg Jaw play a down and dirty genre which can be described as sludge core or stoner thrash. Imagine the likes of Eyehategod or Crowbar borrowing guitar chords from Hellhammer and playing it in a greasy Melvins kind of way, and you're already half way there.

The songs are generally short, rarely longer than three minutes, and therefore at times display a nice sense of hardcore attitude, which gives the music a more rocking attitude. The guitars are severely distorted, the rhythm section is pounding through the songs, and the vocals seem like coming from a terminally angry person. This is nothing for the faint-hearted, but if you like your music simple, primitive and straight to the point, then Don't Trust Nobody may just be what you were looking for.

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