Review of GasHead - Seething Apparatus [EP]
4.5 stars / 5 stars
In 2008, GasHead changed from being an instrumental speed metal
band to a full-on assault that included vocals. Back then, I wrote,
“If the lyrics continue to be as strong the band will have
hit a stride that could carry them for some time.”
Well here we go, one year later, with the release of their EP Seething
Apparatus, this band is, quite simply, kicking ass. Great riffs,
killer double-kick drum bangs and ominous lyrics to boot, make this
release and the band a prime reason why there is a national resurgence
in metal happening.
— Brian F. Johnson
Colorado Music Buzz
July 1, 2009
review of GasHead - Seething Apparatus [EP] by Groovey
GasHead makes metal tunes that are so humongous they can be seen
from space. Seriously, the space station must have one hell of a
mosh pit. GasHead's latest CD is a 4 song shredfest entitled Seething
Apparatus and is available for free download. Most of the time that's
a warning sign for “Suckage Ahead” but Seething Apparatus
is absolutely top notch in every single aspect. For example the
album is co-produced by Dave Beegle and we all know that he's about
as big of a powerhouse in any music scene as you can get. Seething
Apparatus is GasHead's fifth album and they have built upon those
impressive previous releases each time reaching greater and greater
heights. If you are one of those people who has to have a physical
product to engage the other senses then there's an extra bonus for
you cuz the physical CD comes with the video “Speak and Divide”.
EVP is my fave song on this release. It's a shredder.
By Jason Heller
Published on August 25, 2009
Fort Collins outfit GasHead began as a solo project by guitarist
Mike Lopez, then branched into a full, albeit instrumental, band
— which then blossomed into a full-on, five-headed metal juggernaut
with the addition of vocalist Josh Purdy on 2007's The Isolationist.
With the group's new EP, though, things have contracted: Tightly
focused and unshakably controlled, the four-song Seething Apparatus
is a blinding, concentrated burst of GasHead's potent riffage and
outrage. Combining vintage thrash with subtle progressive tendencies,
Lopez and crew gloriously wreck their own architecture on the searing
"EVP" and the thoroughly pissed-off "Got Your Back."
But the players manage to do more than just hold shit together;
they wield bleak melody like demolition experts and sheer virtuosity
with all the science of chaos theoreticians.