Some of you might remember, we premiered "Burn The Soul" off Trinidad Scorpion Hallucinations here at Metal Injection a few months ago. Now the time has come for the full record to drop this upcoming Friday, January 8th. But before it drops, I was able to partner with Jeff Hughell to bring you a four-day early stream of the whole record! While to many Jeff is known for his playing with Six Feet Under and others such as Reciprocal and Brain Drill, he has also been releasing a stream of fantastic solo material the past few years as well. His last solo record,
While to many Jeff is known for his playing with Six Feet Under and others such as Reciprocal and Brain Drill, he has also been releasing a stream of fantastic solo material the past few years as well. His last solo record, Chaos Labyrinth, saw him accompanied by numerous talented guest players in order to bring his vision to life. And he has followed a similar approach with Trinidad Scorpion Hallucinations, having somehow amassed talented guest performances on it by people such as Hannes Grossman, Dominic "Forest" Lapointe, Per Nilsson, former Archspire bassist Jaron Evil, and several others.
For those unfamiliar with his solo work, the music is a mix of aggressive songs and moments akin to his warp speed playing in Brain Drill, but also just as often likely to take on a subdued prog oriented vision. With Trinidad Scorpion Hallucinations, the balance is tipped further towards prog, and the results are fantastic and musically adventurous. While retaining a joyful sense of fun to it that's strangely uplifting. His signature two-handed tapping style of bass playing is all over this release as expected. And it's a real treat to hear in action.