Guest Column: Three (Hungarian) Bands You May Not Know But Should By Bad Guys’ Tamas Kiss

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By now, you should know the drill.

We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should.

Today’s column comes from Tamas Kiss, who is the drummer for Bad Guys. Tamas, the band’s token Hungarian, focused his entry on bands from his native land.

Gyalázat
I discovered this band ages ago around 2007 or 2008 on good old Myspace. Grindcore crust-punk from Hungary (Gyor to be exact), which is in Northwest Hungary. It was the kind of music that I was looking for and finally, I found some from my home country!

The lyrics are about political unfairness and everyday situations, similar to our songs in Bad Guys. Singing in Hungarian makes the whole sound a bit more heavy and raw as Hungarian language is well suited to heavy punk music. The overall album and EP production tells me that they have put all the necessary effort to make it sound like all honest crust/core albums.

Haunebu
Another great from Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Haunebu formed in 2010 as a garage-blues trio. However, it later shaped into almost a garage-punk super-group quintet with well-known Hungarian musicians such as Peter Vitez (Kollaps) and Adam Bajor (The Moog) alongside with Lada, Laci and their stronghold, trademark singer Aron.

Some songs resemble Killdozer, sometimes they sound like Stooges on acid or the late Earth (with Mark Lanegan). I would highly recommend having a listen. Have a look at their great video for the track Escape.

Ahriman
Black metal from my hometown Szeged. They are a truly respected band, not only for their music but for their long-time encouragement and passion for nature and long-time devotion to black metal.

They formed in 1993 (a long time ago now) and with some breaks they are still in existence and last year released their first demo on a fantastic 7-inch with loads of goodies inside. Their last full length album is Ködkín Ösvény, which is a fantastic musical journey into the woods without fear or worry.

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