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“There’s No 666 In Outer Space” by Hella

Artist: Hella
Title: “There’s No 666 In Outer Space”
Label: Ipecac Recordings
Release Date: 1/30/2007
Genre: Experimental Rock
Rating: 3/5

It’s interesting to find bands like Hella – for this is the kind of group that definitely shows a level of influence by bands such as Primus more than anything else you will find on the modern scene. It’s easy to notice this based on the level of heavy experimentation and complex time signatures that appear on every track on the album. There is nothing predictable about their sound, and while at times it looks to confuse – it is instead a very well-thought out mayhem. There are many who refer to this brand of music as Mathcore or Nintendo (which is a term I am still not catching at all) but I did feel that through it all there is definitely a lot of tasty rhythms and patterns that will impress any fan of that Avant-Garde/Experimental side of Rock. It takes a couple of listens to appreciate what is going on, but as a result you will find yourself getting a little more in sync with the guys. The band is comprised of Zach Hill, Josh Hill, Aaron Ross, Carson McWhirter and Spencer Seim. Zack and Spencer were band mates since High School and Josh is Zach’s cousin. The bands goal was to play a less conventional form of music and the name is simply a common slang term used in Northern California. Fans of bands like Mars Volta, System Of A Down and of course anything by Les Claypool should enjoy what Hella is doing.
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