Hiitwood are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of post, melodic death metal, metalcore and shoegaze and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "Detriti".
Acoustic guitars starts off the ep along with some elements of post rock and shoegaze and they also mix in with the heavier sections of the music at times while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and after awhile death metal growls and screams start to make their presence known.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the music also incorporates elements of metalcore at times along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion and touches of doom and goth metal are also used in some of the tracks and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of clean playing as well as female vocals also being utilized briefly and one song is all instrumental.
Hitwood plays a musical style that takes post and melodic death metal and mixes them with shoegaze, metalcore and a touch of goth/doom metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dreams and sadness themes.
In my opinion Hitwood are a very great sounding mixture of post, melodic death metal, metalcore and shoegaze and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "My Path To Nowhere" and "Venus Of My Dreams". 8 out of 10.