Dutch metallic hardcore band Hawser has released two full-lengths, an EP, and mounted tours throughout Europe, sharing stages with the likes of Suicidal Tendencies, Turnstile, and Madball along the way since their advent in 2011. Today, the quartet drop new single “Bury The Hatchet” featuring Jesus Piece vocalist Aaron Heard.
Musically I think Bury The Hatchet embraces the new Hawser sound perfectly. Lyrically I was able to let myself go on this song
Taken from their forthcoming record All Is Forgiven, the lacerating soundscape of new track “Bury The Hatchet” speaks clearly of the quartet’s ability to maintain a constantly evolving yet easily identifiable sound. Thematically the song speaks of a person’s willingness – and in certain cases unwillingness – to solve a conflict by swallowing your pride and owning up to your own vices.
Speaking of the track Stijn Willem Van’t Land, said : “Musically I think Bury The Hatchet embraces the new Hawser sound perfectly. It’s more technical but it still has the groove that people are used to. Lyrically I was able to let myself go on this song. I usually have the tendency to be quite lenient when it comes to solving conflict but this song captures the feeling you get when you just can’t see eye to eye with someone anymore. At some point you’re done with enduring the other person’s shit and you just deadlock and want that person to be out of your life. This song is about that. Aaron laid down the last couple lines making the song ten times huger.”
The theme of the single aligns with the rest of Hawser’s upcoming full length, which deals with various aspects of forgiveness – as the band begs for, and offers to forgive- in a world of guilt, shame and torment.
Listen to “Bury The Hatchet” :
All Is Forgiven is out September 18, 2020 via Isolation Records. Pre-order link : https://orcd.co/hawser-allisforgiven