Hate Moon are a duo from Pennsylvania that plays a very symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Imprisoning War" which will be released in September by Folkvangr Records.
Dungeon style synths start off the album and after the intro classical guitars are added onto the recording along with some symphonic elements that also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs which also use a great amount of melody while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and growls are also used at times and a some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and classical guitars a re added on the outro.
Hate Moon plays a style of black metal that is very symphonic and epic sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the ancient Celtic World and historical fantasy themes.
In my opinion Hate Moon are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Golden Power" and "The Skeleton Forest". 8 out of 10.