Three tracks and 34-minutes of cosmic doom metal was just what the doctor ordered. Hexer's surprisingly tactful use of melody, nuance and feel drifts beneath cataclysmic slabs of sludge and doom, creating an intriguing sonic landscape that retains the listener's interest for the majority.
Despite a rather tedious closing act, the occasional lack of clarity in the mix during heavier moments, and that elusive musical equivalent of 'wow, that was awesome,' Hexer are a band that oozes atmosphere and immersion.
A bit more fine-tuning and identity-finding and Hexer will continue to grow. Long live cosmic doom! Hexer is a four-piece outfit from germany, combining doom and black metal with oriental tunes, repetetive riffs,drone and atmospheric soundscapes.
Low tuned strings and heavy sub-bass provided byan analog synth create a meditative yet ominous atmosphere.The debut LP "Cosmic Doom Ritual", tells the story of a cosmic journey through deepest blackness,being devoured by a giant sea creature and the discovery of a surreal place,mixing mythological elements with sci-fi. The album takes the listener on a trip , entrances and draws him into an abyss.
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