Himsa / Courting Tragedy and Disaster
Album: Courting Tragedy and Disaster   Collection:General
Artist:Himsa   Added:Feb 2004
Label:Prosthetic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-23 Pull Date: 2004-04-26 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Apr 25 Apr 18 Apr 4 Mar 28 Mar 21 Mar 14 Mar 7 Feb 29
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 27, 2004: The Triumph Of Time Over Space
A Girl in Glass
4. Apr 14, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
Scars in the Landscape
2. Apr 22, 2004: The Triumph Of Time Over Space
Loveless and Goodbye
5. Apr 01, 2004: (bitter)Dolce!
A Girl in Glass
3. Apr 15, 2004: The Triumph Of Time Over Space
Jacob Shock
6. Mar 25, 2004: Dolce! -- Extra Sweetness for Interim
A Girl in Glass

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-02-23
Intense thrash metal meets metalcore. Often fast, lots of gallops double, bass drums, and vocals were you can understand what he’s saying. Mix classic Swedish metal, hardcore breakdowns, and classic thrash and you have Himsa. This isn’t far from Lamb of God or At the Gates. The band is from Seattle
1. Full on metal guitar attack not unlike Iron Maiden. Fast and somewhat relentless.
**2. Less techie and more gallops and really reminds me of bands like Lamb of God.
**3. Starts with melodic guitar then kicks into gallop heaven. The song is more melodic overall but the double bass drums and gallops never seem to let up.
4. After Iron Maiden style into the track moves into speedy hardcore sound. It alternates between the two sounds throughout the song. The last minute of the track is not heavy.
**5. Sounds like an updated version of Testament/Slayer. Ends with quick Slayer-esk solo.
6. More melodic guitars but still heavy and a touch of the Swedish sound. Odd crowd noises in the middle. Longer solo.
7. Faster, simpler, heavier at the start. Tight quick runs on the guitar later in the song. The track appears to end, but a great Iron Maiden-ike sample and melodic guitars show up an the track….this runs into the next track. My guess is the CD is indexed wrong and what your hearing is the beginning of track 8.
8. The intro really makes this track, so find it on track 7 and play it along with 8. Nice quick riff with a melodic chorus. The riff is repeated a few too many times but not enough to destroy the track.
**9. Big drums and big sounding intro into speedy thrash. Brutal sounding.
10. A catchy melodic riff.
11. Straight forward. Quick with circular sounding riffs. Longer solo.
Good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Dominion   6. Cherum
2. Rain to the Sound of Panic   7. It's Nights Like this that U
3. A Girl in Glass   8. Loveless and Goodbye
4. Kiss or Kill   9. Scars in the Landscape
5. Jacob Shock   10. Sense of Passings
  11. When Midnight Breaks