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Hierophant : Hierophant



This EP contains two of the three tracks one can find back in Hierophant's second EP 'The Weight of Winter', but the tracks here are not yet remastered by Dario Derna (also known as the keyboard player of Evoken). Hierophant is an one-man doom-metal project from New Jersey. The members from ultradoom band Evoken don't hesitate to praise Hierophant on each occasion they get the chance to, and those who had the luck to listen to one of the two EP's from this band, know why.

The unrelentingly slow, hallucinatingly heavy DOOM Hierophant lets loose on the unsuspecting listener, immediately grips him at his throat, breaking his sorry bones. The weapons that are used in this nightmarish experience, are crushingly heavy distortion guitars, pounding drums and a death grunt that sounds like the dead's answer to this unfortunate being that dared to disturb their peaceful sleep, making them REALLY angry. The production is very underground and obscure (you can even hear some background hiss), but those who are used to the raw sound of underground releases, shall hardly spill a tear about this.

The minimalistic drone sounds of Hierophant, so monotonous and devoid of any temperament or human emotions, are extremely addictive and those who have felt the call of the DOOM of bands like diSEMBOWELMENT, Thergothon, Dusk and other monuments of brutal, mysterious and slowed down metal, should already start salivating like Pavlov's dogs when reading this review.

Some time ago, J. Del Russi (the founder/sole member of this band) talked about disbanding this soulcrushing project. I'm very glad that he changed his mind in the meanwhile, because the world needs new, promising ultradoom.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

Information

Tracklist :
1. Forever Dying
2. Where no light hath shone

Duration : Approx. 12 minutes

Visit the Hierophant bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
Hate Your Guts Records
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