The Hu has seamlessly blended traditional Mongolian throat-singing and heavier rock/metal into a fascinating new crossover style that has caught on in a big way in 2019 — and it’s a sound that lends itself to mash-ups with heavy hitters in the hard-rock realm.
On Friday, the band premiered a video for the song “Wolf Totem,” a track off its debut 2019 album The Gereg. It’s a tweaked version of the song that appears on the album, though, as special guest Jacoby Shaddix, singer of Papa Roach, turns up for a few high-energy verses in between the band’s original vocals.
The whole thing works very well, which again speaks to the Hu’s captivating musical approach:
This is the second such remix of a song from The Gereg that features a singer from the rock realm, as Danny Case of From Ashes to New laid down his own backing vocals on a second version of the Hu’s “Yuve Yuve Yu,” a breakout song from the album, earlier in the year:
Earlier this week, the Hu closed out a huge North American tour with an epic show at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, and for the encore, both Shaddix and Case were on hand to lend their vocals to these two songs.
— Adrian Garro (@adriangarro) December 11, 2019
If you weren’t already hip to the Hu, let this all be your introduction. Stream The Gereg below, via Spotify.