Hooded Menace’s New Track “Sempiternal Grotesqueries” Absolutely Rips
You guys, it’s confession time: I have now been doing MetalSucks for 11 years, and I long ago reached the point at which I ran out of adjectives to describe how heavy/brutal/crushing/destroying/whatever a metal track is. So, Hooded Menace dudes, if you’re reading this: I apologize for the cliche nature of this article’s headline. Your track does a whole lot more than “absolutely rips,” but it’s impossible to fit that all into a post title.
Here’s what else I can tell anyone else reading this given some more space: “Sempiternal Grotesqueries” takes the mix of doom, sludge and death metal for which Hooded Menace have become known and extrapolates even farther upon it, exploring the darkest corners of all of those genres while weaving in a defined sense of melody and songwriting. I haven’t heard the band’s new album Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed in its entirety yet, but what I’ve heard so far leads me to believe it’ll be their best record to date. This is a band that’s been percolating in the underground for quite some time (and we’ve sung their praises here on MS plenty), but it feels as if now may be the moment this excellent group has the breakout release they so clearly deserve.
Check out “Sempiternal Grotesqueries” below. Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed comes out on January 26th.