First Listen: Hollow Leg – “Coils”


FFO: High on Fire, Crowbar, dank nugs.

If you listen to enough metal you can pretty well predict how a song will progress based on the first two bars of the intro riff. Most of the time your prediction will be dead-on. Click play on “Coils”, the second track from Crown, below and you will almost certainly know how the whole song goes immediately. There’s nothing on this track that you, internet metal nerd, have not heard before. Here’s the thing: it’s still pretty great.

Hollow Leg is a groovy stoner band from Jacksonville, Florida. Crown, their third full-length, is finally getting a U.S. release next month. If you’re not afraid of treading familiar ground in search of smooth, enjoyable riffs, “Coils” just might be the jam for you.

Crown gets a United States release on June 24th. Pick it up here and like Hollow Leg on Facebook.

  • first they took our jobs, then they can have our floridians!

    nah, youre right, this aint treading any new ground. it aint bad

  • Waynecro

    I think I could get into this if I were reclining in a hammock to mellow down easy.

    • but are you listening to the new Hammock? my buddy proclaims it a post-rock shoegaze masterpiece

      • *Shudders*

        • lol its not exactly my shit either. but all my buddies cant be internet crusties either

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          It’ll cost me £70 and require two 6-hour megabus journeys to see Revenge, Pissgrave and Mgla.
          Worth it.

          • MEGABUS >>>>>>

          • Um, yeah. Totally worth is bro. At least the Megabus has the internetz.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            At least I’ll be able to sleep on the return trip. Besides, I’d swim the fucking channel to see Pissgrave.

      • Waynecro

        At the moment, I can’t stop listening to Enthean and First Fragment long enough to pursue post-rock shoegaze masterpieces.

      • brokensnow

        Hammock kills it. Glider has few great tunes as well. A song called Holding on and this-

        • isnt it about time for a new Russian Circles album?

          • brokensnow

            Memorial was tits up.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    fuzz guitars? no thanks, back to the Morta Skuld I was listening to

    • Just curious, but are you into any doom or sludge? Or is that a big “NOPE” for you?

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        I just don’t like that fuzz guitar tone.

  • RustyShackleford

    When you get to your destination after a 250mile drive in time for the 4pm post >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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  • Thanks for sharing these First Listen, Joe! 🙂 I’m digging the good vibes of this track.

  • Lacertilian

    For a slowish moving track it kinda ended abruptly. Or did my internet fuck up. “Both” is also a likely answer.

    • InfinityOfThoughts

      It’s a teaser, not the whole track.

      • Lacertilian

        Well, that explains it.
        Usually teasers are snippets of a bunch of tracks. This 3 minutes of a song thing is new to me.
        Generally, I don’t click on teasers and try to limit exposure to an upcoming album to one track if I can help it.

  • CT-12

    I’m sure a few folks on here have already heard this, but posting it if you haven’t yet.

    • RJA

      Nice – sounds pretty good to me! That release date might as well be a year away though

      • CT-12

        I know man, I hate super drawn out album release teases. I get that SOM wanna promote the album as best as they can before it comes out, but fuck man, just give it a good solid month-month and a half of constant promo, and I’ll surely know about it by then.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    THAT RIFFFFFFF!!!! First 5 seconds and I’m sold.

  • InfinityOfThoughts

    Been having myself some Flower Power IPAs from Ithaca Beer Co and this is the perfect soundtrack to my slide into haziness. Definitely digging the HOF-ish vocals.

    • Ayreonaut

      Flower powers are great… Pretty much everything they have is great. Luckily I don’t live too far from there so I get to hang out at the brewery all the time

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    I only came for the dank nugs.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    This sounds like everything wrong with Snakes onwards High On Fire.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      You don’t like Snakes, Vermis or Luminiferous?

  • Guppusmaximus

    I totally dig the vocals and the riffs are jamalicious, however, why can’t bands like this have some sweet fucking solos, mang?! I hearing some wah-wah-less, fender strat-laden, Eric Johnsonesque type soaring shit with some distorted squanchiness and have the bass go into some Michael Anthony thunder to accentuate the audio annihilation coming your way.

  • Rowsdower

    This is heavy.

  • OldMetalHead

    This is right up my alley. Thanks!