Thursday, August 2, 2007
Hella - Church Gone Wild/Chirpin Hard
"The third full-length from these Sacramento noise-rock heroes is a double album with drummer Zach Hill and guitarist Spencer Seim each claiming their own disc, performing an entire record on their own. Hill's "Church Gone Wild" delivers a dark and menacing onslaught of aggression and guts, while Seim's "Chirpin Hard" brings out a lighthearted but wholly technical and equally impressive spattering of pop and punk melded in the hot pot of the computer and video game age. This album re-establishes Hella as the kings of spastic noise and experimentalism."