Wednesday, August 24, 2011


If you have not heard of Edhochuli (read Ed Hock You Lee) then you are missing the fuck out. Named after a football ref who fucked over the Pittsburgh Steelers, ED consists of members of the sorely missed Outclassed. I think they all were in Outclassed at one time, but I'm not 100% sure. They hold it down for Pittsburgh really hard along with their dudes Worn Out Tigers & Who Goes There.

Alright, so musically this shit is off the chain. It of course sounds somewhat similar to Outclassed because they share so many members but they have perfected their own sound that separates them from their former band. While there are still Jon Ahn's crazy bass parts and over all good time rock and roll riffs, Edhochuli seems to be more rock and roll than Outclassed was.

Their first Demo, which was just two songs that sounded like they were recorded live at a practice on a computer, were raw and heavy as shit. You can only hear the vocals on two parts of the whole mini demo which are buried deep in fuzz. Kinda metal, the two songs incorporate a lot of high end guitar work and fist pumping rhythms. Total Black Sabbath style.

The second Demo thing, which is called "Edhochuli Is One Word", was produced alot better. It sounds like there was some time and effort put into the production of the tracks which is really nice because you can actually hear all of the parts that are going on. You can also hear the vocals very clearly. I like how they still use similar feedback to Outclassed's final EP. The first song is pretty metal, creating a dark atmosphere that turns very brooding towards the middle. The track is slow and rolls along with so many rock riffs. Guitar solos too. The second song is a re-recording of one of the 2 song demo songs. This is one of my favorite songs of theirs, but I think I like the 2 song demo more although they sound very very similair. The third song is another metal as shit song that starts off slow, gets heavy, and then gets real heavy and punk before it kind of chills out at the end. Song four showcases their dynamics as a band really well in my opinion because it has so many parts that are different. Second to last song is the club banger and the last song is in my opinion the best song on the track. The guitar parts of that last track are so fucking good. This song is also on the 2 song demo and fucking rules on that release too.

Over the years I have kind of gotten to know some of these guys from going to see Outclassed, their close relationship to alot of Baltimore kids, and the fact that I have been able to play shows with Edhochuli. Hanging out with the Pittsburgh kids will produce one of the most comfortable out of town hangouts you will ever experience. Homeboys know how to party. Edhochuli just recently released a split with Amaget which is being put out by Riotous Outburst records. I do not have the tracks to that split, but you can listen to both side of the split here. They are also going to be doing a split with Pansori, but I don't know whats going on with that. When I get it it's gonna get posted though.

Edhochuli is on tour right now, doing two months across the U.S. I don't know how up to date their tour schedule is, but all their dates can be found here. Go check it out, see them when they roll through your area and help them out as much a you can. Good times will be had. Hook 'em up with a show too, because they hold Pittsburgh down really fucking hard. Below are both their demos and a video. SUPPORT THIS FUCKING BAND.



2 Song Demo

Edhochuli Is One Word.

1 comment:

zimes said...

I believe the two song demo was taken from a set edhoc did on a radio station, hence the raw sound of the recording.

Anyway, best band in Pittsburgh in my opinion.