Seattle, Washington's Hissing have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of black, death and doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Permanent Destitution" which will be released in October by Profound Lore Records.
Avant garde soundscapes start off the album before going into a very fast, brutal and dissonant direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats while the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling along with the vocals also bringing in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls.
Half of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the slower sections of the songs bringing in elements of doom metal along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a brief use of harsh noises can also be heard and one track also adds in a small amount of spoken word parts.
On this recording Hissing takes their mixture of black, doom and death metal into more of a dissonant direction while also mixing in elements of harsh noise, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover abstract, suffering and existentialism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hissing and if you are a fan of dissonant black/death and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Backwards Descent" and "Perdurance". 8 out of 10.