Häxanu is a solo project from Pennsylvania that plays an occult form of black metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "Snare of All Salvation" which will be released in April by Armor Fati Productions.
Fie;d recordings start off the album along with some synths a few seconds later which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length. All of the musical instruments on the recording also heave a very powerful sound to them along with the music also adding in a great amount of 90's influences, the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard on a few tracks and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style.
Häxanu plays a style of occult black metal that is very raw, aggressive and atmospheric sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics alchemy and neoplatonism themes.
In my opinion Häxanu are a very great sounding occult black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Materia Prima" and "Snare of All Salvation". 8 out of 10.