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Released: 01.08.23






Ignore the dire circumstances behind In Blood and celebrate its excellence and the continued existence of HC6, 20 years young and still mutating with every album. In Blood sees them further out from whatever the hell ‘noise rock’ is, embracing baroque folk flourishes, a shimmering epic melancholy that’s not entirely un-goth, but also some gnarly Wipers/Speedo riffs and songs that accumulate volume and dread as they go.

The shift of the band’s centre of gravity from city to country has surely affected the overall sound. Starting with a down-tuned doom riff, finishing with an epic, almost folk rock, almost-ballad and with a radio-friendly unit shifter Curved In The Air at the midway point, In Blood is further proof HC6 have no time for your genres or expectations.


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