Just when I was starting to fear that the UK Metal Scene was starting to sound a little sterile, I’m treated to the potent and perfected energy contained within HAWXX latest single “the Lie”.
Right from the prelude you’re treated to caustic hit of reverb-heavy guitar riffs, yet, no matter how heavy the instrumentals get throughout The Lie, Anna’s vocals don’t fail to dominate the track.
In all honesty, I’m still a little stumped that the huge, polished sound came out of South London – I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to hear a commandingly strong female vocal presence in Metal which has come from this side of the pond. We’re not really knowing for going big with our sound, but that may be about to change thanks to the well-directed anger pouring from HAWXX’s lyrics.
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out The Lie for yourselves, but in the meantime, you can check out their debut single via SoundCloud.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast