Hamvak are a solo project from Hungary that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of his 2022 album "Maelstrom Of Abhorrent Incantations" which was released as a joint effort between Morbid Chapel and Rotten Tomb Records.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into a very fast and raw black emtal direction which also utilizes a gr4eat amount of blast b eats and tremolo picking. Vocals are mostly deep yet guttural sounding death metal growls and the music also b rings in t he brutality of that genre.
Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with all of t he musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to t hem.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very chaotic style along with the music also adding in a decent amount of 90's influences but keeping it modern at the same time. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover occultism, darkness and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hamvak and if you are a fan of black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Arrows Of Vengeance" and "The Glorious Return of Death". 8 out of 10.
Website: hamvak.comBandcamp: https://hamvak.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hamvakofficial/ .