Hvile I Kaos are a musical project from Southern California that plays a mixture of cellistic black metal and ritual chamber music and this is a review of their 2017 album "Agios O Fotia" which was released by Deathwave Nexion.
Cellos and violins start off the album along with all of the music being instrumental while elements of classical and chamber music are also utilized at times while also capturing the atmospheric of occult black metal without the use of the traditional instruments from that genre being utilized.
At times the music gets very ritualistic while some of the tracks are long and epic in length along with acoustic guitars being utilized briefly as the album progresses and one track also brings in spoken word parts and demonic chanting and each track is composed as a sonic invocation to a specific deity or group of deities.
Hvil I Kaos plays a musical style that takes occult black metal and strips it of its traditional instruments and vocals and replaces it with cells and violins as well as mixing in elements of classical and ritual chamber music to create something very original and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion Hvil I Kaos are a very great sounding mixture of cellistic black metal and ritual chamber music and if you are looking for something very original, you should check out this musical project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Ride Of Kundak" and "Agios O Baphomet". 8 out of 10.