Steak Number Eight – The Hutch (Indie Recordings)

Are rockstars a predicted thing?
Release Date: 
22 Apr 2013 - 12:30pm

If you see the promotional photos of these kiddos, you’ll go like, gawd, they’re young! If you see the “old” promotional photos of them you go like, they are/were CHILDREN. But even being kids leaving their teenaged years, this band have some history, and this new album is coming to cement their reputation as young guys playing music like old mates.

The Hutch has 11 tracks clocking in at more than 70 minutes of music.

The album was produced by Reinhard Vanbergen (The Hickey Underground, Drums Are For Parades), mixed by Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Deftones, Faith No More). 

The sound is a kind of sludge metal with some doom like a very, very heavy Cult of Luna.

Although being somewhat a painful experience listening to this album because of its length, it has really great songs such as The Shrine with its prominent bass lines and crystalline guitar sounds.

Other songs like Cryogenius and Black Eyed are standouts too but the third track Photonic is extremely well crafted and it’s impossible to forget its gigantic riffs and beefy sounds. The song is almost instrumental for Brent Vanneste sings only in its final part.

By the way, this kid has the voice very similar to Ozzy in these days. The voice and the face simply don’t fit. It’s a great voice anyway… For example, in the song Ashore he really stands out. But of course the whole musicians deserve kudos for their greatest collective work. 

All in all The Hutch is an excellent work and it makes one ask if these guys are capable of such destruction now, what will the future bring? It will catapult Steak Number Eight to the worldwide scenario because something says me that these boys were born to be rockstars. Listen to this album now because when they appear in your town you’ll be ready for them!

The Hutch is out now on Indie Recordings.