℗ 2020 Earth Analog Records
A must have for anyone’s collection. Not a sequel to their other albums, it is it’s own thing. Kind of has a 2020 mood to it, very sad but cosmically gorgeous. Good album to listen to at night like other hum albums. THR BOIS ARE BACK AT IT AGAIN!!!!!!! :)
I can’t believe how well these guys have done with an album later in their career that fits! Mature, melodic and powerful. It sounds like Hum, but nothing rehashed. Fans of the Pumpkins, Failure, Slint, even the Deftones should check out the heavy grooves and atmosphere they create. It’s ashamed they aren’t more popular, but fun to be in on a well kept secret.
I think Inlet is a perfect fit in Hum’s catalog. It sounds like them with repeating their previous albums. It’s got the heavy riff’s and the shoe gazer metal hybrid that they do best. But I must say that I hear influences of my favorite band, Type O Negative. I hear some very similar sounds that I would hear on a Type O Negative album. I love that because very few bands can get away with being influenced by Type O Negative and not sounding like a blatant rip off. I love the song “Shapeshifter” it has an epic first riff and it takes you on a journey. It’s great to see Hum come back with a great album. It also show that great records come with time. These guys proved that point on Inlet.
22 years later and this band just shows up and releases what could very well be their best record yet in my opinion. Production is incredible, and everything is just so full sounding. Way to redeem 2020 guys! Thank you for this amazing rocket ship ride! 🌎🚀💫☄️🪐
So deliciously different and yet comfortingly familiar all at the same time. It’s not DiH 2.0, it’s not even YPAA 2.0. It’s something different, and better. You can hear how the guys have matured, and maybe even grown in influences and technique. While I adore every HUM album, this one is a whole different level. Best new release in ages, and fulfillment of a 22 year wait for me. At least they didn’t disappoint unlike some other bands with long wait to new releases that shall not be named here.
I knew they were recording a record and I heard they were having issues and it was taking forever. My expectations were low. Not many bands can take such a long time off and retain their identity while also moving forward with meaningful material. Hum has done the unlikely and released the best record of their career together. Which is really saying something as You’d Prefer An Astronaut and Downward Is Heavenward are masterpieces in their own respective rights. Just a monster of a record. Congrats Hum. Hope you can get these songs on the road soon.
This album is fantastic! I'm blown away by just how good it is. If you're a Hum fan, don't hesitate to buy this, you won't be dissapointed. If you're not a Hum fan, buy it anyway, this album shreds!