Hteththemeth are a band from Romania that plays an avant garde form of metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Best Worst Case Scenario".
Wind sounds along with whispers start off the album while soundscapes can also be heard in the background as well as spoken word parts also being used briefly which also gives the recording a more ritualistic feeling and after the intro acoustic guitars are added onto the recording.
A great amount of progressive elements can be heard in the bands musical style along with all of the instruments sounding very powerful along with whispers and laughs also being added into some parts of the music and the solos and leads also stick to a melodic style while also adding in elements of jazz fusion along with a slight touch of blues rock and clean singing vocals are used quite a bit throughout the tracks.
Death metal growls and heavy riffs are a very huge part of the recording and keyboards are also mixed in with the heavy parts and the music also incorporates a great amount of doom metal influences and black metal screams can also be heard at times and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also mix in a great amount of avant garde elements and as the album progresses slide guitars can also be heard briefly while one song introduces psychedelic touches onto the album and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard.
Hteththemeth plays a progressive style of avant garde metal which also mixes in the heaviness of doom and death metal along with a touch of black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and poetic themes along with a concept to them.
In my opinion Hteththemeth are a very great sounding avant garde metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "They Will Not Believe What I Say" "The Romantic Side Of Paris" "Your Are my Last Girlfriend" and "They Will Not Believe What I Have Done". 8/5 put of 10.