Pneumia Hagion are a solo project from San Antonio, Texas that has had a demo reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of war, black and doom/death metal and this is a review of his 2018 compilation album "Trinity" which was released by Nuclear War Now! Productions and consists of the first 3 demos and "Rituals Of Extinction" ep.
A very fast and brutal war metal sound starts off the compilation along with some bestial death metal growls a few seconds later while the riffs also bring in a great amount of morbid sounding melodies as well as the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's era of war, black and death metal.
When the music slows down a great amount of doom/death metal elements can be heard while the fast riffs also use a decent amount of tremolo picking along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a couple of tracks also introduces ritualistic synths onto the compilation briefly as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when guitar solos are used briefly they are done in a very chaotic fashion.
On this compilation Pneumia Hagion plays a musical style that takes war, black and cavernous doom/death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of his own as well as making each demo sound different from each other, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover Gnosticism and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Pneumia Hagion and if you are a fan of cavernous, bestial, war, black and doom/death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Caverns" "Most Holy Serpent" "Lightbringer" and "Archon Of Disease". 8 out of 10.