ZRockR Magazine

If it's too loud… THAT'S TOO DAMN BAD!

If you have not heard of The Hu by now, I’m going to have to ask what rock you’ve been hiding under.

Fusing heavy metal and traditional Mongolian folk, the band seemed to take the world by storm in late 2018 when they released “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem”. By Spring of 2019 the band reached number one on Billboard’s Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, and with good reason.

A secondary version of “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach was released in 2019, but if I’m being honest, it takes away the heaviness from the original version. I don’t need a song in English to appreciate it, give me the original version all day long. The original is deep and powerful, perfect for starting your day in order to get the fire to take it on.

As for “Yuve Yuve Yu”, the song has more of a gallop, mixing actual singing as well as the throat singing. I don’t think you can go wrong with either for your first listen of the band.

The Hu took over yet again in 2020 with a cover of Metallica’s “Sad but True”, which was loved by Metallica and Hu fans alike.

If you are fans of bands like Apocalyptia and/or Metsatoll, I really think The Hu would be up your alley. Guitars, traditional instruments, throat singing; what is there not to love?

The band has played Vegas before, and have always not left concert goers disappointed. They are returning yet again on April 17th to Brooklyn Bowl for their Black Thunder Tour, and it will be another amazing show. If you’re not familiar with their sound and not sure if it is something you’d dig, I highly suggest giving them a listen, or just go to the show and let it surprise you.

Supporting The Hu will be The Haunt out of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

For tickets to the show, check out The Hu’s Official Website or visit Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas’ Official Website.

Check out The Hu on Spotify.

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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