The last time HOD made album-related headlines was with 2009’s Serpent on the Ibex Moon label. Well, denizens of death, destruction, and ophidian-related apocalypse scenarios, San Antonio-based HOD have prepared the The Uncreated Demo, as a stop-gap EP between Serpent and as-yet-label-signed long-player, Book of the Worm.
Self-described as “real fucking metal,” HOD—not to be written as hod, H.O.D. or any other way or there will be real-world consequences for the unfortunate offender—now features guitarist Necron, vocalist Vladibeer Reebs, bassist T.A., and drummer Dennis Sanders. In fact, they’re back for the attack with The Uncreated Demo, which was recorded with Dennis Munoz (Solstice) and Stuart “Batlord” Laurence (Agony Column/Ignitor). Consider HOD 2013 to be the snake eating itself and a bigger snake eating the smaller snake, a kind of infinite (and horrifically malign) Ouroboros. “This demo isn’t just HOD’s return to the frontlines,” says throatman Vladibeer Reebs, “it’s the first assault of a whole new war and siege! It’s time for HOD to take our rightful place upon the throne. And those that survive The Uncreated will be consumed in the chaos and death brought forth by the Book of the Worm. We are here from the shadows. And we came to destroy. Fuckin’ metal!”
But don’t let text written by some Deciblogger sway you into a frothy mess of hate and savagery. Just hit play on the Soundcloud widget (there’s no way to make “widget” sound evil is there?) and ride into the maws of death.
** HOD’s The Uncreated Demo is available HERE. Limited to 100 CDs and 125 cassettes! Click the link or we’ll hurl you into the Serpent Men pit, where it smells of stale carrion and lost lives. If you’d rather just listen to HOD instead of contributing to the burgeoning economy, then check out HOD’s Reverbnation page HERE.