Hoth are a band from Seattle, Washington that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Astral Necromancy" which will be released on June 15th by Epicurus Records.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams as well as some back up shouts also being used at times and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody.
Throughout the recording a great amount of melodic death metal elements can also be heard while the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the faster sections of the songs also bringing in blast beats and a couple of tracks also brings in a small amount of classical guitars.
The fast riffs also mix in a great amount of tremolo picking while keyboards are also added onto a couple of the tracks and also gives the music more of an atmospheric feeling and as the album progresses a brief use of clean vocals can be heard before returning back to a heavier direction and they also return later on during the recording as well as a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Hoth plays a musical style that takes the melodic sides of black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon Black Magick, Necromancy, Forbidden Knowledge and Spiritual Transcendence.
In my opinion Hoth are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Living Dreams Of A Dead God" "Citadel Of The Necromancer" "Journey Into The Eternal Winter' and "Solitude". 8/5 out of 10.