My 10 favourite one hit wonders

Today i wanted to share with you a list of some of my most favourite one hit wonders. One of these bands actually became known for a cover. So here goes. What are your favourites? Feel free to leave a comment in the comment section. Songs go in no significant order.

House of Pain – Jump Around

Urge Overkill – Girl you’ll be a woman soon

Spin Doctors – Two Princes

The Knack – My sharona

Focus – Hocus Pocus

The Connells – 74 75

Eagles – Hotel California

Lemonheads – Mrs Robinson

Europe – Final Countdown

Boston – More than a feeling

Her Highness/ Worthless – Split

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It’s tuesday so let’s review a new album, significantly a split album. Her Highness and Worthless are two instrumental, sludge/ doom metal bands from Budapest, Hungary. Their four track, split album was released back in december 9, 2016. Each band contributes with two songs. The first two songs belong to Her Highness. Never heard of this band before. However i have to say they most definitely know their craft. Prepare yourself for some massive basslines. No, i’m going to rephrase that. Prepare yourself because mountains of massive basslines lie ahead of you. I’m definitely down with their sludge. ”The Budd Dwyer Method” is an awesome, monolithic track that will leave no sludge fan unsatisfied. The third and fourth track belong to Worthless. I liked their songs even though i have to admit i didn’t exactly fell in love with their music. To be honest though ”No Home” is a nice song. It’s a blend of sludge and post metal and it definitely works. As for me i personally enjoyed this split album and my wish is to recommend it. Specially recommended for fans of Sleep, Electric Wizard, Ramlord, Sea of Bones, e.t.c.

Body Void – Ruins

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It’s sunday and my coffee is finally ready. It’s time for a new review. Today we bring to you a gem recently unearthed from the underground. Body Void is a three piece band from the United States. ”Ruins”, namely their debut album, was released back in june 16, 2016. It will be released on vinyl January 31, 2017 through Crown & Throne Ltd and Dry Cough Records.

What initially caught my attention here is the album’s front cover artwork. It’s seriously dark, a bit trippy and symmetric as well. I loved it. I had no other choice but to press play. I’ m so glad i did. This album includes four songs. Let the tough and long journey to Catharsis begin. The band’s music is a blend composed of three main ingredients, namely sludge, drone/doom metal and hardcore punk. Driven by the divine hand of inspiration these guys did it. There are four parts in this ritual. The first one is called ”Swan”. Everything makes sense now. The void is calling for me. It is impossible for me to resist to this compelling force. ”Erased” i feel. The void devours everything. Every tiny bit of matter. It’s a ”Monolith” of oblivion and bliss. ”Ruins” is the fourth and last part of this ritual. Embrace the void.

There’s no doubt in my mind that this is a great album. It’s heavy as hell. You’ll find here stonecold riffs and magnificent atmospheres. It’s one of the best albums i’ve listened to in months. Thus i’d like to recommend it. I mean we don’t have a grading scale here, but this album would easily get a 9 out of 10. Here’s a link for you where you can also listen to ”Ruins”.

Hateure – Erase This

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Hateure is a four piece band from Manilla, Philippines. The band came into existence back in 2007. ”Erase This” ep, which was released on the 3rd of January is their newest release. One track is included in this album. I didn’t know what to expect but driven mainly by curiosity i decided to press play. Well, i’ll tell you what, their sludge/ doom metal is more than welcome. Their music is seriously heavy and dark. As for me i’m definitely down with their stuff. ”If you’ re searching for meaning, erase this now.I’m meaningless. Repeat.” is an epic title of an epic song. So, yes, gentlemen we’d like to hear more from you. The band’s third, full length album will be also released this year.

Friend Of Gods – You Gotta Look Good In This Fuckin Business

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Friend of Gods is a three piece band from Athens, Greece. ”You Gotta Look Good In This Fuckin Business” ep is their new album. It was released on the 16th of December. It was recorded by Alex Ketenjian and Kostas Ragiadakos at Unreal Studios. Six tracks are included in this release. I’m not a newcomer to this band. I actually still remember the first time i saw them live here in Athens. I have to admit it was a bit odd because i didn’t know what to expect. However it turned to be rather easy for them to make a fan out of me. And that’s because their music sounds rather fresh and trully inspired. It’s of course a band that you need to see them play live. But let us get back to the album. As it has already been mentioned we find six tracks in this album. These six tracks form an album of what i’d like to call vibrant music or music with no holds barred if you will. To me it’s pretty damn’ clear that these guys are not afraid to experiment. ”You Gotta Look Good In This Fuckin Business” is a twenty minute frenzy that can’t and must not go unnoticed. You need to experience this exquisite blend of hardcore punk and math rock. We’ re talking about a blend that has a strong jazzy flavour. My favourite track is ”Chase.Move. Kill”. This is a great track and that’s hands down. Well, to me Friend of Gods look really good. But that’s just me. They’ re producing good music and they have raised the bar on themselves. So this is our suggestion for today. Here’s a link where you can also listen to their new album.