cosmic shift sideways
Four years ago, Holy Fawn introduced themselves with the delicate ambience of 'Dark Stone', Death Spells' phenomenal opener. Now, 'Hexsewn' fulfils the role of opening the band's second full length, and does so with similarly soothing tones. However, where 'Dark Stone' juxtaposes its tranquillity with distorted walls of sound within thirty seconds, Dimensional Bleed's first moments opt to breathe rather than choke.
Four years ago, Holy Fawn slid loudly into the Arizona scene with their self-produced, heady blackgaze and made a deep impression in a scene full of 'old guards' with 'Death Spells'. Bolstered by their 2015 EP 'Realms' and later their lauded 'The Black Moon' (2020), their uniquely atmospheric combination of foreboding swells, translucent clean vocals and chilling black metal yelps sent ripples down listeners' spines. The standout track 'Dark Stone' sent the release stratospheric, combining jarring noise with slow, crescendoing intensity and still to this day holds its own as one of their greatest tracks.