Hellhole is a solo project from Australia that plays a very atmospheric and depressive form of post black metal and this is a review of his self released 2019 "The hate i bear".
Rain sounds start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later which also brings elements of post rock onto the recording while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length. The heavier riffs also add in a decent amount of melody and the vocals are mostly grim yet depressive black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the songs also mix both the heavy and atmospheric parts together. Clean playing also returns on the later tracks along with some songs also adding in a small amount of grim sounding whispers, one track also adds in torture samples and all of the songs also stick to a slower direction and all of the musical instruments also sound very powerful.
Hellhole plays a style of depressive black metal that is very slow and atmospheric sounding as well as adding in elements of post rock to create a sound of his own.The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover depressive and suicidal themes.
In my opinion Hellhole is a very great sounding atmospheric and depressive post black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dissolving In The Rain" and "When I Die, No One Will Cry". 8 out of 10.