Austria's duo Hexenbrett have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a mixture of black, doom, heavy metal and deathrock and this is a review of their 2021 ep "Intermesso del quattro coltelli nudi" which will be released in October by Dying Victims Productions.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep along with some horror movie style keyboards a few seconds later. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the vocals are mostly black metal screams and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Tremolo picking is also added into some of the faster riffing while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody which also show an influence of 80's metal. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Goth style vocals can also be heard on a few songs along with one song also adding in a small amount of Spanish guitars and wind instruments. Touches of deathrock can also be heard at times as well as one track also being a cover of The Misfits "Return Of The Fly", tribal style percussion can also be heard briefly and the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and spoken word parts can also b e heard briefly towards the end. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and Horror themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hexenbrett and if you are a fan of black, doom, heavy metal and deathrock, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Return of the Fly" and "Sadist". 8 out of 10.
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