To celebrate their 10-anniversary Danish band Hexis recorded 2 brand new songs and release them in interesting format 6″ vinyl. I won`t say that this is something usual for me because Hexis is playing a weird mix of black metal and hardcore. But on other hand, this stuff is pretty atmospheric and extreme, let`s give it a chance. This small EP has very beautiful and dark cover art (or photo). Don`t know why but such vinyl format is rare and unpopular, maybe European factories simply can`t cut them, with their old equipment. Anyway, let`s get back to Hexis…
Can’t say that this is my cup of noise, but guys manage to make really nice material. The sound is decent and heavy, the guitar tone is pleasantly low, the same I can say about the bass. Drums are very metal, especially within these moments, when the drummer uses a double beat pedal. The vocal sounds interesting and harsh… it sounds like a combination of crowling and screams. This material has no blasting speed or something like that, but it still sounds nice.
Not sure if grindcore fans could dig this stuff, but those who love blackened crust or hardcore will appreciate this EP.
Rating: 7/10 Hexis bc
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