Hessian are a band from Belgium that plays a mixture of raw and primitive sounding black metal and dark hardcore and this is a review of their 2013 album "Manegarmr" which was released by Southern Lord.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some brutal sounding blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine raw and primitive sounding black metal with dark tone as well as throwing in some melody in the riffing, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are old school style hardcore punk guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use full chords to add more darkness to the recording.
Vocals range from hardcore style growls to high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover dark themes along with a touch of Norwegian Mythology, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion Hessian are a very great sounding hybrid of black metal and dark hardcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should c heck out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Serpent's Whisper" "Plague Monger" "Swallowing Nails" and "Mother Of Light". RECOMMENDED BUY.