Seattle, Washington's Hissing have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of a mixture of noise, experimental, black, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Burning Door" which will be released in November by Utech Records.
A drone orientated intro starts off the ep along with some ambient style soundscapes as well as introducing elements of experimental and noise which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music. A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length as well as some death metal growls also being utilized at times.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling while the music also adds in some underground industrial elements at times. When clean playing is utilized it is also done in more of an avant garde style as well as the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody at times.
all of the songs sound each other and you can also hear an influences of doom metal in the slower sections of the music and as the ep closes a brief use of fast playing and blast beats can also be heard.. The production sounds very dark, r aw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover abstract themes, suffering and existentialism.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hissing and if you are a fan of experimental, noise, black, doom and death metal, you should check out t his ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Burning Door" and "Cataphasia". 8 out of 10.