Luxemborg's solo project has returned with a new recording which shows the music going for a mixture of dark folk, industrial, martial, post punk, new wave and electronica and this is a review of his 2022 album "Hegemonikon" which will be released in November by Tristol Music Group.
Dark soundscapes start off the album along with some synths a few seconds later before adding some clear neo-folk style vocals onto the recording. Martial style drum b eats are also a very huge part of the recording while the songs also add in a decent amount of stringed instruments and spoken word parts can also b e heard at times.
The songs also mix in a decent mixture of post punk, new wave and electronica elements while acoustic guitars are also added on a great portion of the tracks. Touches of post industrial can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording long with a later song also introducing spoken word parts onto the album and everything song also sticks to a slower musical direction.
On this recording Rome takes dark folk, post industrial, martial, post punk, new wave and electronica and mixes them together to create a very diverse sounding recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover matters of the European soul in an ever-charging modern world with some poetic and philosophical views.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Rome and if you are a fan of dark folk, industrial, martial, post punk, new wave and electronica, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Slaughter Of Crows" "Surely Ash" "Solar Caesar" and "New Flags". 8 out of 10.