Tommy Concrete is a solo artist from Scotland that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a progressive mixture of black, doom and traditional metal along with some elements of non metal musical genres and this is a review of his 2021 album "Hexenzirkel" which will be released in June by Trepanation Records.
A very powerful sounding bass guitar starts off the album along with some drum beats a few seconds later before introducing guitar leads onto the recording. Elements of doom metal are also added into the slower sections of the songs while all of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When clean vocals are utilized they are also done in a traditional metal style while the music also has its progressive moments. When aggressive vocals are utilized they also add influences of black metal into the music along with some keyboards also being added into some parts of the recording.
Some of the guitar leads also add in touches of classic rock along with a small amount of blast beats also being utilized when the music finally speeds up. Flamenco guitars are mixed in with the heavier sections of the songs at times as well as some hip hop style vocals also being utilized, a later song also introduces acoustic and slide guitars onto the album. Each track has a different vocalist which makes each song sound different and as the recording progresses influences of trip hop and alternative rock. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover psychosis themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Tommy Concrete and if you are a fan of progressive black, doom and heavy metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Practice For The Apocalypse" and "All Of this Will Be Eaten by The Son". 8 out of 10.