Hate Into Grief
Review by JD on November 10, 2010.
Hearing a buzz about a band is both a good and bad sort of thing. It could point you to the next Metallica or point the way so you can get away from a really bad band. The trick is to really listen and to make sure your mind is switched on. I am istening.... brain is now engaged... starting... now! **Click**
Style is an intricate sort of thing, and something that help the world at large see you clearer. Greece bangers Hedon Cries scream out style, and that is backed up with a massive amounts of talent and undiluted heart. One listen to Hedon Cries’s "Hate Into Grief" and you will hear just what it is to have everything to make it... and are taking steps to use it.
Songs like the emotional steamroller of ‘I Feel Through Pain’ to the strange piano harmonies and haunting vibe of ‘...Grief’, you end up getting the strongest sense of what this amazing progressive yet thundering heavy band has in their arsenal. Articulate, powerful and all together strong in both music and lyrics... art and metal does go together, and well.
The band combines so many facets into their music and that all helps them come out sounding like no other band that is out there I know of. You know, they actually may have discovered a new genre of metal in the process of this album - Progressive Ambient Doom Metal. Artistic darkness for short.
One listen, and you will agree: Hedon Cries has offered up a true masterpiece in metal and music.
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Rating: 8.0 out of 10