Hailing from Oxford, England in the UK is the four piece Hard Rock band Hell’s Gazelles. The band just released their 5 song Ep ‘Take Your Medicine’ and you definitely do not need a spoon full of sugar to make this medicine go down!
You can probably tell just by their name that this band is a little twisted and crazy and you’d be correct! I have to admit, their name definitely intrigued my interest and pushed me to check out their music. Well let me tell you, what a great album! Sometimes great music just shows up and demands your attention, ‘Take Your Medicine’ does exactly that!
Though just a short EP, it’s completely packed with great music, fundamental Hard Rock to the core. Wicked guitar riffs, impressive hooks, pounding drum tempos and dirty bass riffs make this album true to the genre. Then add in the vocals that in one breath have a smooth rockin’ tone to them and the next a high-pitched wailing release and you have an album with the perfect balance.
The only thing I didn’t like about this album is that it stopped too soon! Really looking forward to more new music from Hell’s Gazelles in the future!
The band had something to say about their music and the EP too;
“As musicians we made a point to embrace our modern heroes, not just those of days past, and we think the new EP is better for it. It all boils down to one simple thing: we’re always looking at how we can craft the best songs possible. With ‘Take You’re Medicine’ we’ve lost nothing in the transition since the release of our debut, we’re four guys who love Rock music and are always looking to invite mass hysteria whether possible. Come join us!” – Hell’s Gazelles.
Frontman Cole Bryant talks about the new songs on the EP: “Much of the record deals with mental health, faith, faithlessness, and disillusionment, both in politics, and in our own personal experience of life. A lot of people feel disillusioned right now, I wanted to tap into that. With almost any Hell’s Gazelles lyric I’m generally making at least two points at the same time, so you have to read between the lines.”
If you happen to be local or in the area, check out Hell’s Gazelles live on August 25th at Royston, Reaperfest.
“Stone Cold” (official lyric video):
Album: Take Your Medicine (Ep)
Label: Independent/Self Release
Genre: Hard Rock
Release Date: July 28, 2018
Hell’s Gazelles are:
Cole Bryant – Vocals
Nath Digman – Guitar
Rik Ridemark – Bass
Luke Evans – Drums
‘Take Your Medicine’ Tracklisting:
1. Give Me Something
2. Stone Cold
3. Out Of Time
4. Take Your Medicine
5. She Devil
Recorded and produced by Chris D’Adda (Wayward Sons, Toseland) at Vale Studios and mixed / mastered by Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Milk Teeth) at The Ranch Production House.
EP artwork by Very Metal Art.