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Released: 2013, Independent release
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Having only formed since January 2013, Hex Morbidity are an upcoming duo of musicians whose debut release Evangelical combines the best elements of Decide with the gruelling intensity of Napalm Death.
Opening up with ‘Oblivious to All’ the metallic riffs and hard hitting drums pave their way into a beast sized sound that is set to draw you in. The infernal Black Metal shrieks tear apart with an ice cold clarity in the mix and is instantly one of the band’s most prominent attributes. The double kick hailstorm of ‘Make Them Suffer’ sprays out with a ruthless procession of solid riffs and deep throated growling. The guitarist unsheathes some interesting guitar solo manoeuvres, adding depth to their already impressive style. Closing off with the bleak guitars of ’Silence or Slaughter’ the track has a more slower and brooding pace that cranks up the speed at the mid point, injecting fully pledged dose of adrenaline and head banging energy that is guaranteed to quench the thirst of Metal loyalists looking for something raw.
Final thoughts, this was an impressive output from a band whose early efforts showcases a passion for music and strong sense of identity really shines through. The production suffered as a minor flaw that may turn some people off, but those who are seeking a refreshing fix of savagery and blood drenched fury will no doubt see through this and find a band who are as dedicated as they are proficient.
It will be interesting to see where they go from here, with so much potential, checking them out now could only be a good thing as they could quite easily be making some serious waves in the years that follow.
Review by Ben Spencer
1. Oblivious To All
2. Make Them Suffer
3. Silence of Slaughter
Jarod Lawley: Vocals
Chris Davies: Bass
(The band are currently seeking a new Drummer)
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