If you don’t know who these guys are you should really educate yourself. Hidden Hospitals is what awesome music sounds like. If you could wield the sword of progressive rock in a pop cage fight, this is what it would sound like. These guys take unforgettable vocal lines and put them over what I can only describe as perfectly calculated music.
Atonement is a huge song without being overbearing. They dip in and out of a wall of sound, letting the song breathe. The bass is there at all the right times and skips class on occasion letting that kick drum really shine through. Speaking of which…their rhythm section is ridiculous. Sure, you can do a lot of tricks in the studio, but there’s some real chemistry going on. Also, I just saw these guys live and they nailed it. They put their record to shame and Hidden Hospitals’ EP 001 is stellar. One of my many things to do this week is find out who engineered this record. Jealous.
The inter workings of any band is a mystery, but I would love to see how these guys put songs together. Both guitarists seems to share rhythm and lead parts pretty equally, which is impressive considering one them is singing. Their guitars work together perfectly and I love their tones. The bass lays a massive foundation, but also stands on its own at times as an instrument capable of driving this song into Never Never Land.
Hidden Hospitals is doing something original, which is so hard to come by these days. When I heard Damiera was dead I was crushed. I didn’t cry, because I’m not a bitch, but that sucked. I forget when and where I heard about Hidden Hospitals, but talk about stepping up your game. Too often great bands disband and transform into other projects that just don’t hold up to their past greatness. Hidden Hospitals is definitely an exception. Record a full length and then find a way to pump it straight into my veins, gentlemen.
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