Saturday, July 18, 2020

HATH - HIVE (Review by Varg The Mighty)

American Progressive Black Death Metal band Hath have recently done a reissue of their debut EP “Hive”, so today we’ll have a review of it.
While at first glance they may strike as a common Black Death Metal band, they have multiple layers of technicality that sometimes don’t seem too obvious while still maintaining the power necessary to be rightfully catalogued in this subgenre.
Even though there are some interesting solos, melodies and acoustic parts (take for instance the song “Swarm”), their technique is mostly centred in achieving interesting dissonances and making their songs longer than usual without making them too boring. Maybe with another voice this band wouldn’t be so enjoyable, but thanks to Greg Nottis’ voice everything fits alright.
With everything said, even with their much more elaborate than usual composition, this band doesn’t really stand out too much more than the other ones of this genre. That doesn’t mean the EP (that for its length should be considered a full album) is bad or even mediocre. It is a very good and enjoyable piece of Blackened Death Metal, but listening won’t fully bring all the interesting Progressive part of it as to be considered something completely original.
Nevertheless, I recommend listening to it, which is quite better than their other album “Of Rot And Ruin”. This is a solid band that is worth listening to.
 Review by Varg The Mighty

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