Thursday, September 30, 2010

Four Hour Fogger - Dollars For Red Books



Label: Bakos Amp Works (or maybe I'm wrong)
Year: 1999

More "metal" than the average post here, but I reckon if you listen closely you can decipher why I decided it was worthy of a listen. This here's got the elements of grindcore, hardcore, noise rock, southern sludge, and metal. Sort of like Mama Tick meets Zeni Geva meets Buzzov*en meets someone else I can't think of right now....who was I thinking off? Shit. This is going to really bother me now....
The band is mostly known as "the band Brent and Troy were in before Mastodon" and while I suppose that's fair, I think Four Hour Fogger deserves to be heard on the merits of being simply a hot band, and not "pre-this" or "pre-that".
Unfortunately for me, they formed this band during the tale end of my first residence in the great state of Georgia, and I only managed to catch them live once, at the Little Blue Reggae Hut (rip) opening for Buzzov*en. I got their 7" before I left the state, but alas, that was all of Four Hour Fogger for me. By the time I returned to Georgia for residency number two, they already had Mastodon going in full swing, so I never got the chance to see them again. Not that Mastodon is a bad conciliation prize or anything, they've proved plenty entertaining in their own right, but Four Hour Fogger was a weird amalgamation of styles that really was interesting. I dig it a lot.

7 comments:

persedor said...

oh do you have their other albums too?!! they made four i beleive

please please please please please please please please!!!!!

cdb said...

Man thanks so much for this. I always loved these guys.

reephyt said...

thank you so much for this! awesome!

you dont happen to have the demo by knuckle, do you? that was the band that became four hour fogger when brent replaced the old guitarist

kittyempire said...

Cheers, didn't know about this one. Very good! More please?

Anonymous said...

Mastodon? Oh yeah the most overrated band in the past 20 years. This will probably be better.

Anonymous said...

INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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