hibernator – empty

(cassette, 2019) No.4190

GAJOOB Review by Briyan Frederick:

Hibernator’s 2019 release, Empty, is a compelling showcase of raw energy and refined musicianship. Recorded by Stephan Hawkes at Interlace Audio in Portland, Oregon, and featuring album art by Cory Young, this cassette is an essential listen for fans of alternative rock.

Right from the first track, listeners are greeted with powerful, commanding drums that drive the album’s intensity. The drumming on Empty is nothing short of spectacular, setting a dynamic foundation for the layers of guitar work that follow. The precision and power behind each beat demonstrate a masterful control that propels the music forward, giving it an almost live performance feel.

Hibernator excels in crafting strong alternative rock with dueling guitars that intertwine seamlessly. The guitar work on Empty is characterized by its robust, gritty textures and intricate interplay. Each track unfolds with a sense of urgency and passion, showcasing the band’s ability to blend melodic elements with raw, unfiltered rock. The dueling guitars create a rich tapestry of sound that keeps the listener engaged from start to finish.

Media: cassette.

PRICE: Limited Edition

Bandcamp URL: https://keepitreelrecords.bandcamp.com/album/empty




dabodab is a blog about various things DiY and the creative people and activities surrounding them. I am Briyan Frederick (aka Bryan Baker), probably best known as the publisher of GAJOOB and a founder of Tapegerm Collective read more.


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