Hello=Fire – Angle To See single

Wow, what a fantastic surprise. Hello=Fire’s heavy, dramatic, bombastic single, “Angle To See”, released in 2013 for Record Store Day and recently promoted by Schnitzel Records, represents a near-180 degree turn from the melodic, varied rock and pop heard on 2009’s eponymous debut.

Hello=Fire mainman Dean Fertita’s tenure in The Dead Weather as a key songwriterWow, what a fantastic surprise. Hello=Fire‘s heavy, dramatic, bombastic single, “Angle To See”, released in 2013 for Record Store Day and recently promoted by Schnitzel Records, represents a near-180 degree turn from the melodic, varied rock and pop heard on 2009’s eponymous debut. Hello=Fire mainman Dean Fertita‘s tenure in The Dead Weather as a key songwriter and purveyor of loud riffs seems to have had a lasting effect. Something got into this man’s system, and has unleashed a rock beast. With only faint nods to melody in the choruses, the catchy musical backbone of “Angle To See” speaks to our darker side. Vague, foreboding, ominous, and dark, this guitar-friendly tune entrenches itself in inky hard rock territory. Nicely balanced and well produced, “Angle To See” could be an out-take from prior recording sessions. Deliberately left loose, it’s delightfully just a little bit feral, scruffy, or ragged around the edges. While this song’s music bears foundational similarities to The Dead Weather’s “Die By The Drop”, both the character and timbre of Fertita’s vocoder-infused voice as well as the lyrical bent change it’s direction. Featuring a monstrously heavy, delay-saturated and overdriven riff, “Angle To See” draws inspiration from older classic rock, protoplasmic […]

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