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All Hail the "Yeti"
by Melissa Moran
Consider this the soundtrack
to your death. Lurking in the shadows of your worst nightmare lives a mystery of terror, a mythical beast in pursuit of your
soul, run but you will never hide from this unescapable fate that is, the YETI. Bringing the brutality from the backwoods
of hell to Hollywood, Glendon Crain (drums), KJ Duval (guitar), JoshNewell (bass), Connor Garritty (vocals) played their first
show of the year at On the Rox on March 9th. A journey of escape from a metaphorical monster through streamsof swamp-like
guitars, spastic transitions of slow to heavy drumming and horror-filled screams, have given birth to a sound that brutally
intertwines Pantera-esque southernmetal grooves with hostile doses of grimy hardcore. Tales of such beasts don't live solely
in the sounds of YETI, in the track "Deep Creek" lyrics read, "Ten feet tall with eyes of fire burning bright, awful stench
like garbage and rotting flesh...listen here a story unfolds tonight, say a prayer now learn a lesson in fright", the concept
derivingfrom vocalist Connor's childhood obsession with the creature. A force to be reckoned with, the live performance of
YETI makes you wonder where they've been hiding all ofthese years. Like true pioneers of metal, YETI bleeds the blood of seasoned
veterans who have molded their experiences from past projects and influences (bands such as Acid Bath) together, cultivating
an orchestra of deep-seeded rage planted with southern roots.
No stranger to the savage music industry, drummer Glendon Crain whom recently
disbanded from industrial-rock group, Godhead, shared his thoughts on starting a new project after touring the world in a group in which he had no creative outlet, "I have been in bands where i was the "hired
gun" for the last few years... Lots of fun and noregrets, but nothing compares to the feeling of writing music that comes
from everyone involved with the project. As a band we aren't afraid to try everyones ideas in order to reach the best possible
outcome...The creative process is just as much fun as the end result!!!" Proving that every end can result in a positive start,
YETI is currently in the studio recording an 8-song demo and will be performing at the Dragonfly in Hollywood on April 1st.
Words do no justice, let the beast speak for itself.