Ruby the Hatchet
Psychedelic doom-bringers RUBY THE HATCHET are one of heavy music’s finest on-the-rise bands. Evoking a decade’s worth of growth and maturity in just a few short years, the genesis from the band’s 2011 self-titled EP to present day has been nothing short of stunning. Forming after a series of New Jersey basement practices, this doomy quintet strikes a perfect balance between psych density and metal grandiosity, possessing an organ-driven Deep Purple groove, wailing female vocal harmonies and fuzzy guitar and bass tones that are nostalgic, but modern day.
Live intensity and tightness is paramount for these in-the-pocket groovers who not only write together, but live together. RTH conjures occult-flavored hard rock with hypnotic and mythical lyrics, resulting in a witchy brew of wild and ominously dark sounds.