Hexenklad are a band from Ontario, Canada that plays a melodic mixture of black and folk metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Spirit Of The Stone" which will be released on July 28th by CDN Records.
A very fast and epic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats while black metal screams and melodic guitar leads are added onto the recording a few seconds later along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Clean singing can also be heard at times while t he keyboards also gives the songs a more epic atmosphere and after awhile acoustic guitars and folk instruments are also added into certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the fast riffs also bring in a decent amount of tremolo picking while spoken word parts are also used briefly and they close the album with a very tribal and shamanistic sounding instrumental.
Hexenklad plays a musical style that takes folk and melodic black metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Magick and Ancient Pagan Religions themes.
In my opinion Hexankald are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In This Life Or The Next" "Returned" and "Path To Ruin". 8 out of 10.