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Hierophant sign to Seasons of Mist Records

 

Italian metal act Hierophant have signed with Seasons of Mist Records. The band are currently writing their next album, but we’ll keep you posted as the details emerge. Regarding the new label, the band had this to say:

“We are very pleased to be part of the Season of Mist family. We thank all those who have supported us, worked with us, and contributed to the growth of our band.”

Hierophant released their last album Peste, on November 25, 2014 via Bridge Nine Records.



Album Review: Hierophant – “Peste”

Here’s what you need to know about Hierophant: They are from Italy, this is their 2nd full length and it is heavy.

The opening track, “Inganno”, sums up a lot of what you will hear across the enormous 10 tracks to follow. It explodes with distorted vocals (which are in-decipherable), blast beats and massive guitars. The band quickly shift to a familiar double time pace and the onslaught continues with deep dark chords and more growling. A brief metallic-hardcore breakdown drops towards the end slowing things down a bit and the whole track is over in under a couple of minutes with a little feedback leading into the next song. Repeat formula x 9.

To genre-cast this material I’d put it firmly in the dark-hardcore/crust category. Typical trademarks of the genre include punk/double time drums and blasts, low-tuned guitars and heavy chord driven arrangements instead of riffs and leads. It’s powerful, angry and dramatic.

Starting with track #5 the album begins to feature some more doom-metal inspired material which brings a welcome break to the intense and much faster first half of the record. The contrast between Hierophant when they are at their furious best and the restrained slower moments like this one shows that the band have a firm grasp on dynamics and how to fill the space without cluttering it.

The second half of the record is punctuated with these slower parts amongst blistering fast breaks and blast beats. One over arching criticism of the record would be how all the songs seem to be written in the same key and revolve heavily around the same chords. Although many of the tracks are brief and certainly pack a quite punch, the differences between them start to become less noticeable. Just a little more variety or even perhaps some different sounds would have broken it up a little more.

Overall this is a really solid album and one that fits within the genre perfectly and no doubt already lives on fans iPods already. Well done to Bridge 9 for sticking with the band for a second time around. This style isn’t exactly huge just yet, amongst the numerous other clicks and sub-genres within hardcore, but it is brutal and unrelenting. With a little more imagination this could be the sound of things to come as Europe continues to churn out these terrifyingly heavy and original crust/dark-hardcore bands!

3.5 / 5 Stars



Hierophant (Italian metalcore) announce European tour

Italian metal punks Hierophant have announced some European tour dates taking place late this year/early next year in support of their upcoming album Peste, which is set to be released on November 25th via Bridge Nine Records.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

The band’s most recent album, Great Mother Holy Monster, was released in March of last year via Bridge Nine.



Hierophant (Italian metalcore) announce European tour

Italian metal punks Hierophant are about to embark on a short European tour. The announcement and dates can be seen below.

The band’s most recent album, “Great Mother Holy Monster” was released in March of last year via Bridge Nine Records.



Hierophant premiere “Son of the New Faith” from upcoming album “Great Mother Holy Monster”

Italy’s Hierophant have premiered the opening track from their upcoming new album “Great Mother Holy Monster.” Check out the track, called “Son of the New Faith”, here.

The album is due March 26th via Bridge Nine.



Hierophant details new album “Great Mother; Holy Monster”

Italy’s Hierophant have just released the track list and artwork for their forth coming album “Great Mother: Holy Monster” due out on March 26th from Bridge Nine Records.

You can check them out here.

 

 



Hierophant release new song “Son of the Carcinoma”

Italian metal/punk outfit Hierophant have released the first song from their upcoming Bridge Nine debut. The song, titled “Son of the Carcinoma”, is set to appear on the band’s upcoming EP of the same title. You can listen to the song here.

The Son of the Carcinoma EP will be released on February 26, 2013.



Bridge Nine Records signs Hierophant (metal)

Bridge Nine Records has signed Italian metal/punk outfit Hierophant. You can check out some of their music here.

The band has announced their sophomore album “Great Mother: Holy Monster”. Stay tuned for more details.