Hashteroid (ST)

Crank this to 9.6 of 11 - Editors' Pick

Released: 2018

Genre: Stoner rock, Thrash

Sounds Like: Saviours, Fu Manchu, War Cloud

Hashteroid

We are starting to see a comeback of the thrash metal scene as many stoner rock acts are diving headfirst in to this style. It’s stimulating and inspiring when these two genres collide. Hashteroid from Vancouver, British Columbia have unleashed a refreshing brand of stoner thrash upon us with their Self-Titled full length. Take the rhythmic stoner groove of old Sword and crank up the speed, add some punk attitude along with the swift fury of Saviours and you have one hell of a stoner metal album. The vocals resemble the classic 80s and 90s style of thrash when this genre was at its peak. Hashteroid has pressed firmly on the gas pedal of stoner rock and never looked back. There are no brake pads on this trip, its pure adrenaline heaviness at its finest.

Track Listing:

1. Freak Power 03:22

2. Black Tide 05:24

3. Stan the Wolfman 06:02

4. Green Caramel 04:20

5. Godspeed Below 04:08

6. Cool Ghost 05:52

7. ...Return to Hash Planet 05:46

Standout Track(s):

“Stan the Wolfman” offers tremendous amped up stoner speed metal jams, this track just keeps going and doesn’t want to end. “Green Caramel” is the faster cousin to Fu Manchu’s “Hell on Wheels,” this track is smooth thrash with awesome rhythm.

Adult Beverage Pairing:

Enjoy the galactic bitterness of Hoptronix. This 9% Double India Pale Ale by New Holland Brewing pairs well with Hashteroid.

ROTATION RECAP:

Vocal Performance

8.9 of 11


Weight of the Heavy

9.6 of 11


Rhythmic Pace

10.2 of 11


Lyrics and Song Structure

9 of 11


Fretwork Prowess

9.7 of 11


Overall Album Flow

9.6 of 11


Album Cover Aesthetics

10 of 11


Production Value

9.5 of 11

Final Thoughts:

Released through Cursed Tounge Records, this album has us fired for the new wave of stoner/thrash. It’s an album that never wears out its welcome, throw it on shuffle or not, either way the music is engrossing and will put you in an old school metal frame of mind.


Hashteroid are:

Alex Gidora – Guitars & Vocals

Mike Grossnickle – Bass & Backup Vocals

Grant Prouse – Drums


Follow Hashteroid: Bandcamp / Facebook


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