Hair Police – Constantly Terrified (Troubleman) 2005

Have you ever had one of those “Holy Fuck!!” moments when listening to noise. Like when a record totally scares you and makes your heart pound through your chest. This is one of those records. Hair Police are at the Wolf Eyes horror-metal-noise end of the whole noise spectrum. Half of the band spend their time as part of Burning Star Core and to hear them in this guise is confronting as hell. I am a massive fan of Hair Police. I own  most of their proper releases and they’ve made a previous appearance here. Constantly Terrified is excellent. It’s almost like Black Metal noise – the vocals are a cross between  Atilla from Sunn 0))) and that guy from Sword Heaven.

But back to that Holy Fuck moment. It happens in the first ten minutes. The  first track starts out as a rather pleasant (in a noise sense) combination of spazzy improv drumming and what sounds like the repetition of a single note on a piano   The repetition is quite meditative and extremely satisfying but at 7 minutes and 30 seconds a supernova explodes in your ears and you die.  The other tracks are pretty good too.

One Response to “Hair Police – Constantly Terrified (Troubleman) 2005”

  1. Just ordered the new Mike Connelly solo record Failing Lights. Word is it’s pretty awesome.

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