Heavy Heavy Low Low
Hospital Bomber


3.5
great

Review

by nicholasarthur USER (15 Reviews)
August 6th, 2010 | 39 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Think the better parts of EWEW mixed with the experimental touches and the hoarser vocals from TNTS.

The only background I feel I need to give about this band is that they have garnered an extreme amount of hatred. Mostly due to the fact that they get bunched into a genre where many bands rely on being extremely technical. I have seen reviews of their last album, Turtle Nip and the Toxic Shock, where people have mentioned bands like Dillinger Escape Plan, which if you have ever heard both bands is a completely ridiculous comparison. What is Heavy Heavy Low Low then" I'd say it’s impossible to describe at this point and wouldn't want to. I just know that they are moderately heavy with many indie elements, and have a strange catchiness that's difficult to explain. The only thing I would suggest for someone who has not heard of them or not given them a chance is to listen to the songs on youtube and draw your own conclusions...

Hospital Bomber is only four minutes. Within that four minutes your ears are graced by elements of hardcore, surf, mathcore, and other various musical elements. Robert Smith's voice is a lot lower and hoarser than previous albums yet it tends to work extremely well with the music. I have seen many comments on the bands more recent live youtube videos speculating that he has lost his voice this ep shows that this is not true although it is much different if not better than before. The band as a whole is extremely consistent throughout and has definitely matured since the days of Courtside Seats and EWEW.

The album begins with a short intro called “Je Suis Ame” Solitaire which is composed of Smith making weird noises with a driving bass and drum followed by some screaming with a good deal of feedback and other random noises. “Customary Impurity” starts off slow with Smith almost chanting over some steady drumming which explodes into the typical HHLL chaos that most people have come to expect. The song has a few slower sections of spoken word, which made brief appearances on EWEW and were a larger part of TNTS that really add a lot to the song as a whole. “Meat Hole” is complete musical insanity containing more hardcore elements with Smith's hoarse voice being interjected in between in the best ways possible. The last, and probably one of the best HHLL tracks I’ve ever heard, “We Incompetent Sperm”, follow this. The song shows off many of the experimental touches that flourished on TNTS blended with some of the heavier sections of EWEW. Smith's voice is perfect blending the new rougher vocal tone with some more decipherable clean vocals.

The main problem with this EP is the length and that's what warrants the 3.5 almost entirely. If this were a full-length album containing songs of the same caliber I would probably give this a 4 or a 4.5 and be laughed directly off this site by most people. It's $3.96 at the itunes store and certainly worth it if your a moderate to intense fan of the band.



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sniper
August 6th 2010


19075 Comments


I fuckin hate this band

Nocturnal
August 6th 2010


1329 Comments


Such a ridiculous band but its not bad at all.

dcha
August 6th 2010


990 Comments


These guys are actually pretty good. They stand out. This effort; however, does not reach their full potential. Possibly, because they are missing a few members.

LegendofPittman
August 6th 2010


2960 Comments


I can't even force myself to listen to a whole album / EP of this band.

dcha
August 6th 2010


990 Comments


Look beyond the ridiculousness and you'll find some catchy stuff.

Plutonio
August 6th 2010


474 Comments


This sounds just so god awful

Ire
August 6th 2010


41948 Comments


safetysynyster loved this band

ire wants the band to die in a fire

nicholasarthur
August 7th 2010


87 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

There's only 14 tracks that clock in under 2 minutes or so on Turt Nip with one 15 minute plus track that goes nowhere...wouldn't count that as too outrageous unless that was sarcasm. I'd say Turt Nip is definitely different than their older stuff and takes a little getting used to. Ever since I've gotten into it though I rarely listen to their early stuff.

Dryden
August 7th 2010


13555 Comments


Comments: 15
08.07.10

PinkBlackberry
August 7th 2010


2346 Comments


Before I say what I want to say, I used to listen to alot of Heavy Heavy Low Low, and I loved EWEW...

but I listened to this just now...

Can I have the last 4 minutes of my life I just wasted back?

Comatorium.
August 7th 2010


4799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

idk i enjoy some hhll every now and then. i like courtside seats and ewew, and i loved fuck it. turt nip was gay. hopefully this is better. dl'ing now.

Comatorium.
August 7th 2010


4799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

its better than turt nip.

Comatorium.
August 7th 2010


4799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

if youre gonna get it for free then yeah for sure. its entertaining enough.

Comatorium.
August 7th 2010


4799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

im enjoying cannabis at this very moment.

Comatorium.
August 7th 2010


4799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

word. download this shit.

Comatorium.
August 7th 2010


4799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

eh just look at at the last 3. its only a couple minutes.

sniper
August 7th 2010


19075 Comments


HELLA HELLA GAY GAY AMIRITE GUYZ LOLXLOLXLOL

Comatorium.
August 7th 2010


4799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yup

PinkBlackberry
August 7th 2010


2346 Comments


its the vocals that turned me off. they used to atleast have some pretty sick pipes backing them, adding to the chaos.

Now he just sounds like new alexisonfire, gross.

djunior
August 7th 2010


882 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

turt was literally an acid trip, i cant think of any better explanation (especially after reading the lyrics). this isnt horrible, but its nothing great. i dont know what to think of these guys, which is a good thing i guess?



their live performance is weird as f*ck too



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