Hannes Grossmann is a solo artist from Germany better known for his work with Obscura and plays a very progressive and technical form of death metal on this recording and this is a review of his self released 2014 album "The Radial Covenant".
A very technical and heavy death metal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats, heavy bass lines and a mixture of growls and screams as well as a good amount of guitar leads and there is also a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts being utilized and the music also gets brutal at times.
As the album progresses clean singing is added into certain sections of the recording along with some clean playing and progressive parts and in some of the heavier parts combine both old school and modern death metal together along with a touch of djent and thrash and in certain sections synths are brought in and bring an atmospheric sound to the recording.
By the time the album goes into the 3rd track acoustic guitars become a part of the recording while the main focus is still on the heavier elements and as time goes on by you can hear prog elements coming out of the synths in a couple of the tracks mixed in with the heavier parts and towards the end the music starts adding in traces of classical with the last track being on all piannos.
Hannes Grossmann shows a great amount of talent and diversity with the 7 tracks on here creating some original sounding progressive, technical death metal, along with a professional sounding production and lyrics that cover occult, ufo, scientific and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Hannes Grossmann is a very great sounding progressive, technical death metal solos artist and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Alien Utopia" "The Sorcerer" and "The Radial Covenant". 8 out of 10.