Australia's Hellhole have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric and depressive style of post black metal from his previous releases and this is a review of his 2020 album "Whores In The Guise Of Saints" which will be released in April by Nailed Nazarene Industries.
A very dark, heavy and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with the vocals being mostly depressive black metal screams. Synths are also added into some parts of the recording while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody while some of the songs are very long and epic in length.
Elements of post metal can also be heard in some parts of the recording while the music is also a lot more darker than previous releases. One song also introduces clean playing onto the album along with the guitar leads also being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized, stringed instruments can also be heard briefly and the music sticks to mostly a slow or mid tempo direction as well as all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them.
On this recording Hellhole takes his atmospheric and depressive style of post black metal into an even more darker direction. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover anti religion and blasphemy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hellhole and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive post black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Religion Of Lies" "God Does Not Hear You" and "Rotting World [Inside me]". 8 out of 10.