They ride along
Iron Bonehead Productions
Alas, after establishing themselves as a formidable live entity, this now-solidified lineup of HAGZISSA - L. Pachinger on drums (also of Kringa), C. Rastelli on bass, M. Morast on guitar, and B. Moser solely concentrating on vocals - delivers their debut album, They Ride Along. Indeed, the album is aptly (and enigmatically) titled, for here do HAGZISSA walk a path of ancient wickedness. Theirs is a black metal that’s both older than time itself yet exceedingly fresh in its feral, wild ways; to call it “obscure” would be an understatement, but one need only look at the band’s visual presentation to see that HAGZISSA are on their own, horrid wavelength. In fact, despite Austria’s potent yet oft-overlooked contributions to the international language of black metal, one could favorably liken They Ride Along to any handful of ’90s iconoclasts hailing from the Czech Republic and Poland or the gutted ‘n garish horrors released by the late, great Nazgul’s Eyrie Productions.
Open the imagination and submit to animalistic abandon. Here do HAGZISSA command They Ride Along.
“Hagzissa has created an album that will stand the test of time with They Ride Along.” - CVLT Nation - Best Black Metal of 2019
HAGZISSA lineup 2019 Herzog B. v. Moser-Wampula - vocals and concept M.M., Junker vom Morast - strings and additional throat Magister C.Rastelli - bass and distortion The White Pawn - drums and cymbals