Australia's solo project Hellhole has returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric style of post black metal from his previous releases and this is a review of his self released 2020 album "Beyond Reasonable".
Bells start off the album along with some choir vocals a few seconds later before going into a heavier direction. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and all of the drum beats are programmed.
Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while one track also introduces clean playing onto the recording. At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with the songs also mixing in a decent amount of post metal elements and when the music finally speeds briefly blast beats can also be heard, a couple of songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and synths can also be heard briefly.
On this recording Hellhole takes his atmospheric style of post black metal into more of a darker and more aggressive musical direction. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, war and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Hellhole and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Way Back" and "Chaos Of War". 8 out of 10.