Steak Number Eight – The Hutch


Ah, Belgium. The home of chocolate, great beer and, er, Michael Preud’homme. Not so much known for its metal, though. That’s where Steak Number Eight come in. The quartet who play a mix of post- and sludge metal have had a steady rise in the UK; their second album All Is Chaos was released as aAh, Belgium. The home of chocolate, great beer and, er, Michael Preud’homme. Not so much known for its metal, though. That’s where Steak Number Eight come in. The quartet who play a mix of post- and sludge metal have had a steady rise in the UK; their second album All Is Chaos was released as a free CD with Metal Hammer in 2012 to great reception and they’ve played with the likes of Marmozets this year along with an upcoming tour supporting Prong. The Hutch, their third album, was actually released two years ago across Europe but 17th April marks the official UK release of the record, with the band already at work on album number four. So whilst we’re slightly late to the party, we can still enjoy the goods, right? I will freely admit, having seen them on tour with Marmozets a couple of months ago, that they weren’t the best match for the bill; their music is much more geared towards the sounds of Black Sabbath and Mastodon than the punk nature of their tour partners and it seemed to be lost on an audience wanting something a little more bouncy. On the basis of The Hutch, however, they’ll be far […]

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