Hekate are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of classical, neo-folk and medieval music and this is a review of their 2018 album "Totentanz" which will be released in May by Prophecy Productions.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with some drones also being utilized at times while percussion's are also added into some parts of the songs as well as a great amount of epic sounding synths and when acoustic guitars are utilized they bring in elements of neo folk.
Clean vocals are also a very huge part of the recording while the music also brings in a great amount of folk music instruments along with some elements of neo-classical music along with some tracks also bringing in female vocals and spoken word parts, most of the tracks sound different from each other as well as some of t he songs being very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a brief use of ambient elements can also b e heard and whispers can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Hekate plays a musical style that takes 90's era neo-folk,classical and medieval music and mix them together with a more modern approach to create something very original, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover Romanticism, Luciferian, Occultism, Poetic, and Mythology themes.
In my opinion Hekate are a very great sounding mixture of classical, neo-folk and medieval music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Old King" "Luzifer Morgenstern" "Spring Of Life" and "Desire". 8/5 out of 10.