Hella / Devil Isn't Red, the
Album: Devil Isn't Red, the   Collection:General
Artist:Hella   Added:Mar 2004
Label:Kill Rock Stars  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-17 Pull Date: 2004-07-19
Week Ending: Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 20 Jun 6 May 30 May 23
Airplays: 1 2 5 2 3 4 6

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 19, 2012: The Solipsist
Top 20 Notes
4. Oct 16, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
The Great Architect of the
2. Jul 06, 2006: Cognitive Overload
Brown Medal 2003
5. Oct 04, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
The Mother Could Be You
3. Jun 06, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Top 20 Notes
6. Sep 16, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Welcome to the Jungle, Youre

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-05-19
Instrumental experimental improvised rock (Post-Metal?). Sacramento duo (Spencer Seim, guitar; Zach Hill, drums) does it again. Intense, loud, mostly pure guitar/drum, often hyper-fast drumming. Notes claim the album was recorded all live. Powerful stuff, anything goes, 1,3,4,8,11 got to me more.

*1. [2:50] The assault begins with machine gun bursts of guitar, and drums. Excellent!*
2. [1:00] Short but
*3. [3:31] Climbing up the tones to a brief moment of blissful quiet – and resume the banging immediately for the rest of the track. Ouch!*
*4. [2:49]Fast guitar licks, not to be outdone by the drums, gets into an almost real groove. Wow.*
5. [2:10] Sounds like drumming on kitchen pots; some synth and casio beats for the first time in the album. Hypnotic track leading into noisy explosion, and ends with weird synth and real drums.
6. [3:54] Playing the electric with a bow? Builds into some sort of a real rhythm at the end.
7. [5:06] Beginning sounds like The Fall went mad. Riffs progress and become slower for a sec; wailing guitar accompanies to the end.
*8. [1:32] Industrial beat, fuzzy synth. Cute short untypical ditty to break the tensions.*
9. [3:18] Back to the “formula”. Almost a “song” with verses and chorus; but a quieter bridge takes it elsewhere.
10. [1:29] A beat, noises, slower drumming.
*11. [5:50] Start almost Pop, then fast drumming and quick riffs pick up, oh yeah! Some straightforward rhythm bits glued together perfectly. Last minute is an unrelated fuzzy, calm fade-out.*

Track Listing
1. The Great Architect of the   6. Suistyle
2. Bigtime and the Kid   7. The Devil Isn't Red
3. The Mother Could Be You   8. Your Dj Parents
4. Top 20 Notes   9. Woman of the 90'S
5. Brown Medal 2003   10. Except no Subs
  11. Welcome to the Jungle, Youre