"Thanks to Seattle’s SERIAL HAWK for sharing a digital stream of their upcoming 12″ Vinyl ‘Buried in the Gray’. The EP was recorded by Adam Pike (Red Fang, Black Elk, Norska, White Orange). This four song effort encourages a hefty helping of head bang complete with a side of psychedelic cool down. This release culminates an overload of precise break neck riff control. Hammering out the stoned stupid grooves nail the top priority of these hawks driving that nail home into their lapel. Dip your ears into these crooked riffs, complete with a nine minute mammoth entitled SILENCE MEANS NOTHING."
- Orlandooom Blog
"Serial Hawk is a blackened stoner band recommended to me by my friend Peter Tomis of Bloodmoon. I must say that I am very grateful for his good taste. This band is a solid slab of metal that you won't soon forget. Their sound is brutal and undeniably powerful. They won't leave your eardrums the same. The guitar work is heavy and straightforward. The chords are somehow unsettling and the use of tritones is awesome. They have a slightly off feel to them that makes them so much more intimidating. The bass work is extremey heavy and dominates songs like Silence Means Nothing with it's huge bridge riff. The drum work is slow and doomiriffic. It has a power and sluggish quality to it that fills you with dread. I am particularly impressed by the quasi-drum solos in the bands long atmospheric instrumental breaks. The vocals are screamed, not growled. The passion that the vocalist pours into his singing is impressive and it brings the music to a new level. Serial Hawk shows a man fully immersed in his music singing his guts out. In conclusion, Serial Hawk is a unique stoner metal band you won't soon forget, so check them out!"
- Two Guys Metal Reviews Blog
"There is something about a three piece band that I’ve always loved. Maybe it’s the fact that everyone is pulling equal weight, every member usually has something going on at all times. Serial Hawk is one of the latest bands to really catch my attention. The band sounds so massive live; you can’t help but watch closely. The trio brings the big, slow, molasses-style riffs, with an intensity that is
as infectious as it is brooding. The band was formed as a two piece in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in the basement practice space of the band By Sunlight, by guitarist/vocalist Will Bassin. Since then, they have been playing shows since 2010, in several venues all over Seattle and the West Coast. Bassist Adam Holbrook was added after the bands second show, giving the band the burly low end it needed. After putting out a well received 7 song demo in May of 2011, Serial Hawk added Drummer Justin Rodda to the line-up. The band shortly after started working on their debut EP “Buried in the Gray”. Engineered and mixed by Adam Pike at Toadhouse Studios and mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering, the album is full of thick sounding guitar and bass tones, and sounds as big as bands with twice the members. It’s warm, maintaining the abrasive sound the band has become known for performing live, while the tracks are more structured and absolute. Additional vocals have been added from the tracks formed from the demo recordings, adding another dynamic to the band without distracting from any of the other finer points. The EP will be released on 12” Vinyl available at serialhawk.com via Made in China, as well as at live shows, and will also include a digital download card for your pieces of technology."
- James Ballinger (The Seattle Passive Aggressive Zine)
"For the last several years, I have maintained that if given the power to have the intro from any song play whenever I walked into a room, that song would be "Blanket" by Unbroken. It's such a gigantic, crushing intro. Totally amazing. Serial Hawk's brutal stoner rock causes me to second-guess that choice, though. Every Serial Hawk song comes with riffs and beats that are so massive and unyielding that it is clear there is no room for bullshit here. Think old TAD and the heaviest of heavy Melvins songs. Serial Hawk blast the room with relentless energy that demands attention but also instills a little bit of fear. And most importantly, they don't put up with any crap."
- Megan Seling (The Stranger, Line Out)
"Good god Serial Hawk. The absolute loudest most crushing band in town besides Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. I have to give Tad upper hand but I'm hatching a scheme to get these two bands side-by-side to settle the debate. Serial Hawk have changed bits and pieces of their set each time I've seen them, constantly refining and evolving but thing that doesn't change is their aim to pulverize eardrums. If you love heavier than thou stoner metal played at crushing volumes, Will, Paul, and Adam have your back."
"We have a new impressively heavy band amongst us going by the name, Serial Hawk. This Seattle band formed back in 2010 and delivers elephantine sized instrumental stoner metal complete with massive brooding riffs that are pretty much the definition of heavy as I hear it."
-Nik Christofferson (Seattle Rock Guy, Good to Die Records)