Welcome back to another installment of “You Should Be Listening To…” There is so much music out there that it is nearly impossible to hear it all. The point of this feature is to pick a band and introduce you to them by describing them, giving you an album to start out with, and a little bit of information on them. Some of these bands may be defunct and some of them just may be kicking ass right under your nose and you don’t even know it. So settle in and check out what the Brainfart thinks you should be listening to.
You Should Be Listening To: Gypsyhawk
Dates Active: Currently Active
You’ll dig them if you like: Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, Hawkwind,
Best Album To Start With: Patience and Perseverance
The first time I saw the video for the song “Gypsyhawk” by California based metalers Gypsyhawk I was floored. The song was catchy, melodic, and heavy hitting. This song really picked my interest and had me wanting to hear more. I picked up a copy of the debut album Patience and Perseverance and right away I knew I was hearing one of my new favorite bands. Lead singer/bassist Eric Harris plays bass like Lemmy Kilmister and sings like the bastard child of Lemmy and Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott. As much as I hate to try and pin “styles” on bands, Gypsyhawk, in my opinion, has taken Thin Lizzy, Dio era Black Sabbath and Motorhead, jammed it into a blender and made and big ass pitcher of awesomeness. The songs are well written, well executed, and delivered with the hunger, fire, and passion of a band that is destined to make their mark on the face of hard rock/heavy metal. The band is currently signed to Metal Blade Records and has completed work on their 2nd album. For now, you can download their debut Patience and Perseverance by going to http://gypsyhawk.bandcamp.com. Trust me; you’ll be glad you did.