Hellvetron are a band from El Paso, Texas that plays a ceremonial form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Trident Of Tartarean Gateways" which will be released in August by Iron Bonehead Productions.
A very dark and ritualistic sound starts off the album along with some horror movie style synths before going into a heavier direction. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the music and the vocals are done in a very deep yet grim black metal style.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the riffs also add in a great amount of dark sounding melodies. Influences of death metal can also be heard in some parts of the songs and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard.
The songs also add in a good mixture of both old school and modern influences from both of the more occult forms of black and death metal and at times reminds me of a mixture of the slower music of Beherit mixed with Incantation and Disembowelment but still maintaining a style of their own.
Ritualistic sounds and synths also are utilized on other tracks and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times as well as the vocals also utilizing bestial and cavernous style growls at times and as the album progresses a brief use of melodic chants can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover the chthonic Witch-Gods of the Tartarean Realms, Left Hand Path and Infernal Alkhemy themes.
In my opinion Hellvetron are a very great sounding ceremonial black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I. Opening-Queen Of The Void" "Iv. Evocation-King Of Thaumiel" "Vi. Offering-Dark Solar God" and "Ix. Transformation-Altar Of Scorpions". 8/5 out of 10.