Fans of Alabama sextet HASTE, the technically proficient, guitar-driven rock outfit hailing from the festering region of Birmingham, will no doubt be blown-away by the band's third offering, The Mercury Lift. The album is the product of hard work and HASTE's inevitable musical evolution, one that vocalist Chris Mosley says had been a long time coming. "It just seems like a natural progression - the same step we took from the first record
to the second," Mosley explains. "There are a few songs on this record that have no real aggressive screaming and then there are others where that's all there is. It's a lot heavier than anything we've done. It kind of broadens the whole spectrum a little bit this time, more from one extreme to the other than kind of being up the middle, as we were in the past."
The band was formed in 1993 by Kelly Reaves, Jason Burns, Jeff Gardner and Brandon Thrasher. When Mosley entered the fold in late 1995, the band's unique dual vocal assault was born. Guitarist Nick Brunson joined a few years later - just in time to record their debut album - and with that, HASTE was complete. After two previous releases, Pursuit In The Face of Consequence (1999) and When Reason Sleeps (2001), alongside tours with such notable genre heavyweights as Boy Sets Fire, Glassjaw, Hopesfall, Shai Hulud and Zao, in addition to monumental performances at the Furnace Festival, Hellfest and The New England Metalfest, the group steadily built a loyal fanbase. In the USA they also gained national recognition from having “Engine”
added to the Road Rules Soundtrack, which led to the video receiving airplay on MTV2. The Mercury Lift, the band's third full-length release, finally takes hold of what the band has hinted at in the past. Fans both old and new will quickly see this album for what it is - a brilliant, emotional and captivating journey brought forth from the heart of a band that won't stand still.
HASTE creates cutting-edge rock that's utterly brilliant not only in its composition, but in its delivery. Hear it for yourself with The Mercury Lift and experience a true musical revolution.