I have always known of these maniacs, but never had much had the desire to dive head first into any of their releases. Well, now here's my chance to hear what they are about. These guys are morbidly beautiful. The primitive and raw Black Metal sound was there as expected, but I wasn't expecting such haunting and melodious atmospheric melodies that the guys toss in.
"Soil Of Sin" proves to be sickly eerie and somewhat dramatic amass the chaos. The riffs on "Headhunter" sound more Death Metalish, but there is something about those keys that give it that romantic and gothic tone. This track isn't as blasphemous as the first track, but it's still one evil fuck of a number. These guys seem like they know what they are always doing because each track is different than the next, but they keep the common thread flowing throughout and they are able to successfully make each track sound unique without repetition.
Even more impressive is that while they are clumped up in the genre with the likes of DIMMU, CRADLE, MAYHEM and the like, HE sounds nothing like their competition. They march to the beat of Satan. If you want more bang for your buck, then check out probably the shortest track on the CD: "An Eternal Belief." clocks in at just over two minutes and it's duet of sorts with Jason from AKERCOCKE. This CD is a recipe for cacophony and this six-piece of merry men delivers the goods from top to bottom. If you're sick and tired of the saccharine bands out there, then you may want to chew on this raw steak. (Online March 31, 2005)