HOKEDUN - Bleak and Harrowing Journey Demo
HOKEDUN is a two member project based in the UK. This is their third demo release as far as I know. Certainly, there is a lot of work and love at what they do.
Actually, HOKEDUN perform honest black metal the southern European way. Based on a certain gloomy atmospheric background, they attack with a good black metal sound direction the way that early DEVISER, early ROTTING CHRIST and THOU ART LORD did.
Don't get me wrong, the keyboards and programming don’t cut a bit from the brutality and darkness of their black metal way; there are also bits and pieces of an early DARK TRANQUILLITY feeling there too.
The production is very clear and fits perfectly to the concept. The package of the demo CD is unique and so cult for and underground outfit.
Recently these guys told me, they aim for a vinyl edition of their recordings and it won’t be that hard to get a deal.