Hexis are a band from Denmark that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of depressive black metal, sludge, crust and hardcore and this is a review of their 2017 album "Tando Ashanti" which will be released on April 14th by Halo Of Flies.
Distorted amp sounds along with some heavy riffs start off the album and after awhile grim whispers are added onto the recording before evolving into more of a screaming style that is in between black metal, sludge and hardcore while also mixing in a great amount of depressive screams.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw black metal feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the slow riffs add in touches of doom metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and the songs also mix in a great amount of crust and post black metal elements and as the album progresses a brief use of drones can be heard.
Hexis creates another recording t hat remains true to the post/depressive black metal, sludge, crust and hardcore mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nihilism, anti christianity and abstract thoughts themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hexis and if you are a fan of depressive post black metal, sludge, crust and hardcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tando" "Ritualis" "Resurrection" and "Presagium". 8 out of 10.