The seems to be resurgence of classic rock bands in this decade, and judging from the sound of Hex, Bigelf is one of the better ones. Bigelf’s Hex has been available in Europe for quite some time, and was recently released in the Unites States.
Bigelf has a sound that is best described as a mixture between Ozzy era Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd. (Yes, you read that right.)
Usually, when bands tap into that heavy stoner rock elements found in so many Sabbath tunes, they end up sounding like a poor copy, and nothing else. Bigelf manages to tap into that sound and make it something completely different. The layer of keyboards throughout Bigelf’s tunes gives the band a heavy sound without being too melodic. It is a sound that has more in common with 70′s rock than anything from this decade, and that is cool.
There are a few killer cuts on this record, including Mad Hatter, Pain Killer and Disappear.
Hex is a CD worth exploring. It has a bunch of heavy stoner rock moments, and then at times will head into a trippy Pink Floyd meets the Beatles direction. It seems with each spin of Hex, it continues to get better. It is definitely a CD that will grow on you with time. The music is the strong point on Hex, and it delivers all the way through.
Put a new elf under your X-Mas tree this year, and give Big Elf’s Hex a spin for yourself.
You can hear more songs at Bigelf’s myspace page. I have included two videos from Hex below!
Rating: Out of 10
2. Bats In the Belfry II
3. Pain Killers
5. Rock & Roll Contract
6. Sunshine Suicide
7. Falling Bombs
8. Black Moth
9. Carry The Load
10. Burning Bridges
11. Bats In The Belfry I
Damon Fox – Lead Vocals, Keyboards
Ace Mark – Guitar
Duffy Snowhill – Bass
Froth – Drums