Hex of Nine Heads

by GLOAM

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BROTHER IN THE EAST FORGET NOT THE DROWNING SUN

Following a demo and an EP, Oakland's black metal quartet GLOAM deliver a vast sixty minute riff fest of dominant melodies and flawless musicianship called Hex of Nine Heads .

Limited to 175 copies
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Artwork by Barney Fried

"With Hex of Nine Heads, Gloam has matured in that perfect way everyone hopes a band does between the “demo/EP” phase and their first full-length album. The almost standard, albeit passionately and precisely executed performance found on Vanquished and the preceding demo has been violently thrust into a more atypical, progressive realm. Weaving between the alarming and disjointed, which is very new territory for Gloam, to much more heavily voiced, borderline contemporary classically-inclined melodiousness, Hex of Nine Heads’s calculated approach definitely deserves a good pair of headphones (or just headphones in general) to fully appreciate its nuances. With the immediacy of a young Opeth, we find Gloam plowing through near-constant variations on ideas, utilizing a much more linear, non-structured approach to songwriting, never fully re-iterating a riff so much as rebuilding Solomon’s Temple again and again. For an hour-long album, it can definitely get strenuous without any sort of reference other than your watch, but the dense creativity is evidence of exceedingly strong musicianship."
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released July 25, 2015

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