||Chicago, Illinois, USA
December 31, 2015
Hex is a Chicago-based duo who released a single album,
Our Synthetic Soul
, in 2003 and then disappeared.
is an intriguing and original take on progressive metal,
with one occasional soundalike being later-period
as Hex shares that band's slightly spacey, laidback
atmosphere while still
incorporating heavy guitarwork and a good deal of progressive
tempos and riffs.
The vocals are on the unmelodic side, which to some might seem
incongruous or a negative point, but to these ears they lend a
sense of aggression often lacking in the hordes of prog metal
bands that employ higher-pitched melodic wailers.
isn't a perfect album, but it's an excellent effort,
and clearly worth a listen.
Our Synthetic Soul ...
- Shut it Down
- Put It Off
- A New Age
- Age Of Mystics
- Fragment (cell My Sole)