On this new musical journey this blog is going on we’ve been to to darkest reaches of space, to the underbelly of New York City, and straight into the bowels of Hell itself, so strange and unusual destinations aren’t outside of our options when exploring this vast new world of writing too many words describing things nobody cares about. Now let’s enter the dark fantasy realm of Hyboria!
Conan, for the uninitiated, is a crushingly heavy doom band from Liverpool, England. What does “crushingly heavy” mean, exactly? Well, for starters, they tune their instruments to drop F, which means the guitars come in just a hair higher pitched than a standard tuned bass, and Conan‘s bass sits nearly a whole octave below normal. Old interviews reveal that they tirelessly obsess over the gear they play and maintain it as thoroughly as possible to retain every last ounce of volume and bass response as possible to create the heaviest, biggest sound possible. As someone who dabbles in amplifier worship, I gotta respect that hustle.