Hath are a band from new Jersey that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a progressive form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Hive" which will be re-issued in October, 2020 by Willowtip Records with a bonus track.
Clean playing starts off the ep before going into a heavier musical direction while a great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Vocals are mostly death metal growls along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also b e heard.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the music also has its progressive moments along with some black metal screams also being utilized at times. Acoustic guitars and whispered vocals can also be heard on a couple of tracks and tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic and progressive musical direction, clean vocals can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Dark Souls, Salt And Sanctuary and Dark Fantasy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hath and if you are a fan of progressive blackened death metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Apparition" and "Hive". 8 out of 10.