Sutekh Hexen - Empyräisch
2. Bled Thy Likeness
3. Order Of Nine
4. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadows?
what can I say about sutekh hexen that hasn't already been said? although they haven't blown up like some of the other bay area black metal-influenced bands (deafheaven, ash borer, etc.), they've released so much quality material in the last few years that it's just startling - larvae, luciform, behind the throne, becoming, several seven-inches - every single release has been both visually and aurally stellar.
originally released on vinyl, this tape, limited to 100 hand-numbered copies, collects hard-to-find tracks from previous releases and was produced as a reward for everyone who donated to sutekh hexen's kickstarter campaign to raise money for a tour last year. in addition to the previously announced rewards, this tape was thrown in as a special thank-you from kevin gan yuen himself.
thankfully (for the rest of you), kevin recently put the remaining copies of this tape up on the sutekh hexen webstore for purchase. the band also recently finished up a small northwestern united states tour with blsphm and congratulations to anyone and everyone who was able to see them live. my girlfriend and I had that distinct pleasure last year when they did an in-store performance at vacation vinyl, and it was certainly a sight to behold...
while the crowd started out small, the waves of harsh noise and screeching vocals drew in throngs of hipsters who had been passing by on the street, enticed by the controlled chaos emanating from the small record shop. although short, it was epic in sound and intimate in setting, making for a truly memorable performance.
if you get the chance to see sutekh hexen live, don't hesitate - I promise it'll be worth your time. and head over to their webstore to pick up not only this tape but a host of other merch, as well - there are tapes, cds, records, posters, shirts, and more for sale.
everything is top-notch in terms of sound and build quality, and your heard-earned money goes directly to the musicians themselves. what could be better?
(buy a copy from the band.)
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