Hvile I Kaos are a musical project from southern California that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of cellestic black metal, ritual and chamber music and this is a review of his 2019 ep "Black Morning, Winter Green" which will be released in December by Red Nebula,
Cello's start off the album and are also used as a lead instrument throughout the recording while also capturing the aggression of black metal at times. Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
The songs also add in elements of ritual and chamber music while one track also introduces classical guitars onto the recording. Most of the music is instrumental along with the percussion also giving the songs more of a tribal feeling when they are utilized as well as the tracks also having their avant garde moments, spoken word parts are also added onto the outro.
On this recording Hvile O Kaos remains true to his mixture of cellestic black metal, ritual and chamber music which he established on his previous release. The production sounds very dark while the song themes focus on Satanism and Occultism.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hvile I Kaos and if you are a fan of occult black metal, ritual and chamber music, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Grand Darkness Engulfs". 8 out of 10.