Release Date 01/10/2020
(Toxic State Records) NACC
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, their third LP, finds the band entering new territory, harnessing the innate grooves that run through their songs and drawing them kicking and screaming into a whole cacophonous symphony. The songs still draw on the original Hammerheads formula — twisting together garage hooks with pummeling hardcore punk — but utilize their years of experience to craft a more deliberately orchestrated madness rather than merely speeding up the tempo. A more dynamic catchiness is at work on this album, interspersing tense moments of softness and sorrow to build up into their most pounding, powerful work yet.