Metaphysical Engines Approaching The Event Horizon

Hadit

What sets the band apart from their peers for me is their constant diligence and commitment to finding an unusual sound. Sure, there are common Death Metal elements here, including pig squeals, deep gutturals, and of course, the long song titles that don’t make much sense, but clean vocals and animated bass work? Not so common. It is precisely their willingness to experiment that makes the album as good as it is.
February 24, 2024

"Metaphysical Engines Approaching The Event Horizon" is the second full length album by HADIT, now allied with I, Voidhanger Records. On the occasion of their previous works, the Italian band had already demonstrated its ability to bend death metal stylistic features to its own creative needs, without giving up the heaviness and sonic barbarity that characterizes the genre. In this new work HADIT do even more and better, pushing the accelerator of the hypnotic and cosmic components of the sound, to enrich complex and unpredictable harmonic constructions. The album has eight songs.

“Becoming the Light Eternally Driving on the Photon Sphere” is first. It has a slow pace with crackling guitars, thick bass notes, and guttural vocals. It picks up a bit towards the middle of the song and becomes more dissonant and chaotic. “Interstellar Medium’s Rhapsody” has a little more common Death Metal sound, but there is still some experimentation and unique elements to the music. “Three Ways of Death After Gravitational Collapse” is a lengthy offering that features several meter changes and shifts in sound. Many Death Metal songs are under four minutes, but this length gives the band a chance to explore more, and they take advantage of that.

“Screaming from the Throat of a Reversed Light Being” creeps forward with dissonant guitars and deep guttural vocals. It has a more straightforward sound and stays back in the shadows, lurking. “Find Your Death, Cosmic Wreckage” explodes out of the gates with a fast pace and blast beat drumming. From there, it dances at times with a sort of death waltz. “Blood and Gods Know Where Weakness Is” has a livelier sound, from a thick wall of guitars, more animated bass work, and cavernous gutturals. It transitions however to a much darker sound. “The Eternals’ Dream Out of Time and Frames” has a more powerful and commanding sound. The experimentation that characterizes the band in this song are subtle at times, and wide open at others.

“Del Tramonto Sul Nulla, Dove Fuoco Diventa Cielo” closes the album. It’s slow, dark, and mysterious, and offers a hardened structure. What sets the band apart from their peers for me is their constant diligence and commitment to finding an unusual sound. Sure, there are common Death Metal elements here, including pig squeals, deep gutturals, and of course, the long song titles that don’t make much sense, but clean vocals and animated bass work? Not so common. It is precisely their willingness to experiment that makes the album as good as it is.

8 / 10

Excellent

Songwritting

8

Musicianship

8

Memorability

8

Production

8
When clicked, this video is loaded from YouTube servers. See our privacy policy for details.
"Metaphysical Engines Approaching The Event Horizon" Track-listing:

1. Becoming the Light Eternally Driving on the Photon Sphere

2. Interstellar Medium's Rhapsody

3. Three Ways of Death After Gravitational Collapse

4. Screaming from the Throat of a Reversed Light Being

5. Find Your Death, Cosmic Wreckage

6. Blood and Gods Know Where Weakness Is

7. The Eternals' Dream Out Of Time and Frames

8. Del Tramonto Sul Nulla, Dove Fuoco Diventa Cielo

 

Hadit Lineup:

Xn – Guitars, Vocals

Fulgŭrātŏr – Drums

G.G. – Bass, Synths, Guitars, Vocals

 

 

linkcrossmenucross-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram