Hades Nexus 16 are a solo project from Italy that plays an industrial form of black metal and this is a review of his 2021 album "Phobos Anomaly" which was released by Imperatix Mundi Records.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album before going into a heavier direction while also introducing elements of industrial onto the recording. Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of blast beats and melodies are also added into some of the riffing.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the tremolo picking also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Clean playing can also be heard on some of the tracks along with the solos and leads also being done in a very dark style.
The tracks also add in a decent amount of 90's influences along with some synths also being added on some of the songs as well as the album also has its avant garde moments, at times the music also adds in more of an experimental and psychedelic approach. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Occultism and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion Hades Nexus 16 is a very great sounding mixture of black metal and industrial and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Enshrined Divinities" "Synthetic Demonic Flesh" and "Dispersal Facility". 8 out of 10.