Recorded during lockdown, Hubris is the debut EP from Belfast’s hard rock outfit, Minor Inconvenience.
Opening song ‘Chrysalis’ showcases a fuzzy stoner sound, whilst the vocals are very specifically Velvet revolver era Weiland sounding. Guitarist Robbie Connery is ridiculously talented, and the main riff has the tiniest hint of bizarrely another supergroup-Audioslave.
The intro of the title track sounds more like Muse than Muse themselves. This leads into a heavier sound with some goth like vocals. Much of this heaviness comes from the impressive double bass drumming, which is prevalent in most of the EP.
‘Limbo’ is a mid paced affair, whilst ‘Purgatory’ has a hint of Tool or A Perfect Circle to it but it is on the EP closer where we hit the high notes yet again. ‘Over The Top’ demonstrates some fine guitar work and has a lovely groove to it.
This eclectic collection of songs would suggest that the individual members have very differing musical tastes. Collectively it works very well, something which is never a given with such a melting pot of inspiration. A solid debut with hopefully plenty more to come.