Thursday, May 15, 2008

Shoggoths Don't Surf!

Or maybe they do. It seems that most bands that try to work Cthulhu and the "mythos" into their music also use "D-e" words. There are, of course, exceptions. Which is good because death metal sucks.

The H.P. Lovecraft Archive describes The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets as:

A Vancouver “punky surf” band whose lyrics don’t just make passing mention to Lovecraft—their entire existence seems to revolve around him. Their name is taken from a sentence near the beginning of Lovecraft’s “The Tomb”: “I will tell only of the lone tomb in the darkest of the hillside thickets...”

I describe this song, "Yig Snake Daddy", as rockin!

The Darkest of the Hillside ThicketsYig Snake Daddy

Am I mistaken, or does this almost have a little bit of a Dread Zeppelin feel to it?

Another song for the little flip-style jukebox in your booth...

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