Hexecutor are a band from France that plays an old school mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Beyond Any Human Conception Of Knowledge" which will be released in September by Dying Victims Productions.
Drum beats start off the album along with some heavier riffing a few seconds later while the vocals are mostly black metal screams that show an influence of both the first and second wave. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody and when the music speeds up blast beats can be heard.
Elements of thrash metal can also be heard in the guitar riffing and while the music is very heavily rooted in the 80's it still sounds very modern. when guitar solos and leads are utilized they also remain true to an old school style as well as having their melodic moments along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Touches of early 90's era death metal can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them. Influences of traditional metal and 70's can also be heard on some of the tracks as well as some of the songs also being very long and epic in length, a later song also introduces back up shouts onto the album and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing and an instrumental can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover paranormal, occultism, mythology and historical themes.
In my opinion Hexecutor are a very great sounding mixture of black, death, thrash and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Buried Alive With Her White Silk Dress" "Belzebuth's Apocryphal Mark" and "Danse Macabre". 8 out of 10.