Hierophant are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of black, sludge, death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Spawned Abortions" which was released by Unholy Anarchy Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep while the slower sections of the music bring in elements of sludge along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard as well the vocals being in between black metal screams and death metal growls.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very chaotic yet melodic style along with the faster sections of the music also adding in elements of grindcore and they also bring in a cover of Bolt Thrower's "Realm of Chaos".
Hierophant plays a musical style that takes black, sludge, death metal and grindcore and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover anti religion and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion Hierophant are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge, death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Spawned Abortions". 8 out of 10.