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Hussar - All-Consuming Hunger

All-Consuming Hunger
by Bruno Diniz at 09 November 2022, 5:31 AM

The Canadian trio formed in 2018 releases their first full-length album entitled "All-Consuming Hunger" through the production company I, Voidhanger Records, the work consists of a mixture of Death and Doom Metal with more progressive ambiance. A curious fact is that the band had already released a live album in 2018 even before the recording of the studio. The production and mixing are satisfactory, although they do not shine, i am also not displeased. In all there are six songs of different sizes and rhythms ranging from three to almost nine minutes, starting with "Ritualistic Castration of the Feeble-Minded Cowards", guided by Vadim Balanyuk's guttural vocal that bring us into chaos and pure evil after a brief introduction of approximately thirty seconds, followed by several transformations throughout its existence,  it is remarkable and fascinating the various short breaks made all the time, especially in the work of the drummer already demonstrating what came the band, the downside here for me is the addition of what looks like a sound of vomit with black metal-style vocals and the fifteen following endings with expendable distortions.

"Blind Charge into Gunfire" comes soon after and brings in its beginnings in an overwhelming way a lot of aggressiveness and weight, the constant changes of time, the almost solo passage of the bass and the creativity of the drum again, which in part of the music elevates the guitar riffs to a higher level are the highlights here, besides of course having hit the closure this time doing brilliantly. "All-Consuming Hunger", the self-titled song works like a hell roller coaster, bringing the feeling of slowly climbing and descending at once to the deeps through the nuances of their instruments and vocals. Despite relying on this variety, the music extends a little longer than I would like, which does not happen with "Dissonant Weeping of a Thousand Widows" which also with its almost nine minutes manages to bring more emissivity and less repetition through a wonderful introduction that make just the extra time worth it.

Citadel" is perhaps the song that most closely approaches Death Metal but classic and the shortest of all whiles "A Vile and Hollow Shell" presents more of the good work of musicians with a more melodic touch. "All-Consuming Hunger" is a good debut album, has some flaws obviously but the work has personality, and the band can improve with more time and experience in my opinion. That said, I think it's worth to the reader go for it.

Songwriting: 7
Musicianship: 7
Memorability: 8
Production: 6

3 Star Rating

1. Ritualistic Castration of the Feeble-Minded Cowards
2. Blind Charge into Gunfire
3. All-Consuming Hunger
4. Citadel
5. Dissonant Weeping of a Thousand Widows
6. A Vile and Hollow Shell
Nathaniel Reynolds-Welsh - Drums
Vadim Balanyuk - Guitars, Vocals
J.T. – Bass
Record Label: I, Voidhanger Records


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