Sunday, April 19, 2009

The First Two Albums Of COLOUR HAZE

The first two albums of Colour Haze are different then the other albums, some more Punk sounding. These albums are out of sale.

Born within the years 1968 1974 some of the musicians played much in bands before, some less, some lived on making music. Contemporary Record Store Section: Stonerrock Colour Haze are a modern Psychedelic (in the words sense) Heavy Rock Three Piece, in the tradition of classic Rock-Trios as Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience or Grand Funk Railroad. Founded somewhen in the last century, the current line-up consists since May 1999. Since then some records have been made and a lot of following was gained. Originating from Muenchen, Germany, the group did a lot of shows nationwide and in Belgium, Holland and Austria. Soon Colour Haze established themselves among the finest groups of Germanys underground scene and are said to be one of the most outstanding current Rock-Ensembles in Europe.
(From Myspace)

Seven (1998)


For those familiar with the rest of Colour Haze's discography (which I'd assume anyone interested in this album is, since it's not very well known), Chopping Machine is noticeably seperate from their other albums. Rather than the soothing jam sessions of their later material, Chopping Machine is dark, brooding, and somewhat aggressive. The music channels influences along the lines of King Crimson, Black Sabbath, and Tool; even if the songs have more upbeat music, such as on "Why Don't You?", Stefan's menacing vocals enforce the dark atmosphere.

While I think it would have been interesting to hear how Colour Haze would sound if they were still more evil than happy, Chopping Machine is pretty weak compared to their later work. The production is a little hard to listen to and the songs show potential but generally drag on for far too long. An interesting listen if you're a fan of the band.


Chopping Machine (1995)




Unknown said...

Hey Insane, i have a small re-post request for the Colour Haze's "Chopping Machine!" I'm a big fan of CH and very interested in this specific album. Would love to hear it ;)


Unknown said...


Unknown said...

but Chopping Machine fail!

Insane Riez said...

Re-post for Chopping Machine here: