Hulda - "Always Haunted" CD Review ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hulda - "Always Haunted" CD Review

Hulda - Always Haunted CD ReviewThis is very little information about Hulda's history on the band's MySpace page so I wasn't able to find much background material. According to, "Always Haunted" is the band's second release and 'they have added keyboards to their sound with the inclusion of George on the keys'. The band has been around for about five years - I haven't kept up with their gig history but do remember the band opening for Mudhoney at the Knitting Factory in 2006.

The sticker on this CD says "Dark Edge Rock with female vocals. For fans of Lacuna Coil, Evanescence and Flyleaf". I'm not familiar with Flyleaf but I am not hearing the comparisons to Lacuna Coil or Evanescence. Hulda's music is closer to that of Concrete Blonde and the predominant keyboards leads to a comparison to 45 Grave. In a nutshell, this is 80's style dark-wave music.

Across "Always Haunted", the band doesn't deviate musically from their goth/dark-wave format but this isn't a bad thing. This disc has continued to hold my attention after a couple listens. Two tracks from this disc ("Blame the Devil" and "Always Haunted") are streaming on the band's MySpace page and that should give the listener a good feel for what the rest of this disc sounds like.

Stand-out tracks: "Everything's Back", "Blame The Devil" and "Green River"