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