This week’s been a great one for post-[insert genre] music: I finally got into deafheaven’s Sunbather album and it’s awesome, the new Second to Sun releases are getting more post-black kinda stuff, the new album Laurestine from So Hideous is gorgeous, and in the weeks prior, there has been even more cool post stuff! That brings me to Hadean, which released their second effort, On Fading, last week. And it’s a real kick in the brains!
Firstly, there is saxophone (and other wind instruments) and piano that are not used timidly and accompany marvellously the barrage of distortion, screams and blast beats of the rest of the band. Moreover, it’s not just tremolo picking and power chords, there is a wide variety of moments throughout the album, even a guitar lick that reminds me of what CHON would sound like if they had face paint.
The vocals are high-pitched screams, and they oddly fit perfectly fine with the music, even if the rest of the band goes on a limb that doesn’t necessarily sound like black metal. The members are all incredibly talented, and congratulations to the solo instruments (saxophone and guitar) for the great moments here and there on the album. One of the highlights is definitely the sax solo at the end of Inertia, I’m touched!