All Hail The Yeti - All Hail The Yeti
All Hail The Yeti, the L.A.-based quartet making headway for themselves with a solid debut EP and opening gigs for several noteworthy acts, released their debut LP All Hail The Yeti back in August. Thinking the cover and band/song names looked promising, I took a chance and grabbed it. Having spun it for half a day, and having graduated from simple listening to trying to listen to not wanting to listen anymore, I feel I have a firm grasp on the modern makeshift metal the band is peddling.
Equal parts deathcore, metalcore, core-core and southeastern US sludge and doom, All Hail The Yeti has plenty going for it in the inspiration category. Ultimately, the problem is how mercurial the band are at incorporating all they want to do. The overall style is a continuous thing, never straying too far off the course from beginning of the record to it's conclusion. It's that the style itself is erratic, unsure of itself at times and, for the most part, incredibly boring to me. Between riffs, leads and grooves that definitely rip but most definitely do not stick, a thematic quality of mythical monsters, horror stories and what I perceive to be a murky, nightmarish atmosphere can be witnessed. This adds a certain cohesion to an otherwise messy affair. Truthfully, I cannot tell, after at least 10 listens to All Hail The Yeti, whether the problem is the muddy mix of the band's sound or the simple lack of interest I have in this modern blend of metal. I swear I've heard it countless times, between the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God and so on, that I don't need it rehashed in any fashion.
Of course, I can understand how my opinions may not match yours, and if that ends up the case, so be it. But I have very little positive to say for All Hail The Yeti beyond the fact that they are definitely talented at what they do, and are not totally far off from having a more well-defined and approachable sound, relatively speaking of course. As it is, I can't recommend it, but on the same token I would not be surprised to one day find them named alongside those I previously mentioned as one of the best metal acts around today.
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