Reviews Hjortene S/T:
"Where the overtly punk aesthetic is clearly there, the attitude is layered with thick and fast stoner riffs which make the band standout as genre groundbreakers." ...
"Forget everything. Forget labels, forget what you think you know about a sound, a genre, a style, a foreign language. Hjortene is a record which needs to be explored and divulged into completely."
RIDE WITH THE DEVIL
"Hjortene have put out one hell of an album, classic Stoner Rock cooked to perfection, and almost more fuzz than one mere mortal can handle [...] an even more raw version of early Fu Manchu”
"...the real appeal of Hjortene‘s Hjortene is the fluid Fu Manchu-meets-Queens of the Stone Age vibe the Copenhagen trio puts together on cuts like “Weber” and “Pounding Hammer,” a rich fuzz tone getting a memorable push from a clean, full production that seems to border on blown-out without ever sounding dirtier than it means to."
"With names like Valient Himself, Lorenzo Woodrose and President Fetch the Danish power trio Hjortene sure knows how to capture your attention. And then after you’ve heard their third release you realize there was no need to use these kinds of attention grabbing guest spots; the boys and their music are already incredible as it stands."
"Hjortene seem to the be highly talented in creating thick and fuzzy killer sounds that add to the definite Stoner feel however it’s the upbeat, energetic sounds that’s thrown out that give it that edgy Punk side too. The mixing of these two genres is actually really clever and brilliantly put together and Hjortene have pulled it off incredibly."
Hjortene S/T on 'best albums in 2014 until now' list:
"Hjortene are a bit of an enigma. Despite being labelled as stoner-psychedelic rock, they brim with an energy that’s more often found in punk." ...
"The opening track, 180.000 km/t (feat. Valient Himself), is an explosive opener, beginning with whispered vocals and with a sludgy guitar sound that fuzzes along to what sounds like a possessed drummer attempting to destroy his drum kit."
"This album is an awesome hard-rocking blast of insane riffs you won't be able to get enough of. "
THE SLUDGELORD interview:
"30 minutes of exploding material followed by a trippy hallucinating 9 minutes ending song… you can’t avoid the repeat button"
"All of you who worship Wrench and Blues for the Red Sun (Kyuss), Eleven the hard way (Planet of Zeus), California Crossing (Fu Manchu), Queens of the Stone Age, Masters of Reality, boogie and pounding rhythms, doom riffs and psychedelic jams you have to listen to this album"
SULTAN OF SLUDGE
“Here is a Fuzz rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark that have a sound that reminds me of The Sword, Asteroid, and Graveyard without sounding like another rip off copy.”
”Defiantly and album to listen to and a band to keep an eye on!”
"If you’re a fan of riffy stoner rock, ala Fu Manchu, you’ll be all over [Hjortene S/T]"
STONER AND MORE
“Do not try to classify it mixes to suit their folly and their inspiration a wild rock Heavy the MC5, the Stoner Rock pure juice or rather inspired psychedelic rock in the tradition of Causa Sui and Colour Haze”
"Igennem Hårde Tider" deploys lined sacred sharp riffs that instantly recall bands like Nebula or Che”
“180.000 km/t” is a molotov cocktail of west coast influenced desert doom rock with a hard line injection of punk. Valient Himself of Valient Thorr fame bellows inspired guest vocals upon the backdrop of the consistent barrage of guitar sludge and fuzz."