On second album ‘We Disappear’ Polish quartet HEGEMONE use an intensely personal interpretation of blackened post-metal to depict the never-ending process of change in all its terrifying beauty.
To a weighty base of thematic widescreen riffs and ardent vocals, the band fuses modernist black metal with hardcore fury, chiming post-punk chords, throat singing and elements of folk mysticism, impeccably-placed mournful synth lines and encapsulating electronic textures.
‘We Disappear’ revels in a transfixing use of repetition, the players adjusting, settling, shifting as they move from moments of introspective delicacy to titanic pinnacles of hymnal quality.
Excellent example of relatively straight-forward black metal done well without the need for relentless speed / wall of sound or theatrics. Favorite tracks: Lifeless Immortality and Extension to Nothingness nidous