Heavy. Huge. Obey the riff. Obey OHHMS
Armed with the thickest riffs and fieriest will, OHHMS formed in 2014 in Kent, UK. It didn’t take long for the five-piece to come up with two stellar EPs “Bloom” (October 2014) and “Cold” (June 2015), both released on London-based extreme music powerhouse Holy Roar Records. Clocking in at over thirthy minutes, each EP unfolds with two monolithic, angst-ridden tracks, blending the downtuned approach of doom metal with eerier and more progressive landscapes.
Taken from their Debut album ‘The Fool‘ OHMMS Prove you dont need to be fast to heavy in ‘The World‘
“Channelling the adventurous, freewheeling creativity of their Canterbury for bearers into something distinctly heavier OHHMS are carving out a genuinely progressive strain of Doom. Equally adept with skull caving grooves and the psychedelic slowburn, OHHMS are difficult to pin down but easy to admire.”
After returning in March 2017, again on Holy Roar with their debut full-length album ‘The Fool’ (Based on The Tarot).
Spanning the course of 60 minutes the band delivers five thunderous songs that focus on corporate and personal politics, taking their lyrical cues from the likes of Crass and The Jam all the while wrapping the critical themes in elegant tarot inspired packaging courtesy of Italy’s Black Sails Design. On top of this, each copy of the album comes with three tarot cards which when pulled from a copy delivers an individual reading for each listener.
Proving their never scared of trying something different here is ‘The Lovers’
“Fuelled by righteous indignation and born of a love of Swans and bands of their ilk, plus a desire to espouse existential outrage their ability to engage throughout such long compositions hints at a brighter future than they predict for the rest of mankind.”
With several UK and European tours as well as playing alongside The Skull, Conan, Rolo Tomassi and many more under their belt, the band’s visceral live show continues to thrill audiences and the band has developed a loyal following amongst those that love their rock sludge fuelled and progressive, heavy and intense.
Lets see what Paul Waller has to say about Vocalzone!!
“Years of untrained screaming into the mic has ravaged my voice. The Vocalzone lozenges get me through those moments when vocal warm up exercises just aren’t enough.”
Featured image (c) Joe Singh 2017