Hissing are a band from Seattle, Washington that plays black metal with elements of doom and death metal and this is a review of their self titled 2016 ep which was released by Disorder Records.
Distorted amp noises start off the ep along with some drum beats a few seconds later before going into a heavier doom metal direction while also adding in old school death metal melodies and high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up it goes into more of a raw style of the genre.
Blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard in the faster sections of the music along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and they also bring in a small amount of death metal growls while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's while some modern elements are also added into the songs.
Hissing plays a musical style that mixes the darkest styles of 90's black, doom and death metal together with some more modern influences to create a style of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Hissing are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Callow Congress" and "Granero's Eye". 8 out of 10.