Melodic death metal upstarts HINAYANA bring the flaming Texas heat on their upcoming EP, Death of the Cosmic. Following their 2018 debut full-length, Order Divine, the new EP is poised to showcase another facet of their Death/Doom symbiosis.
Each of the five tracks presents another shade of the band’s sophisticated arrangements: from doom-propelled cascades to rapid riffing and melodic guitar-lines, Death of the Cosmic draws its listener into HINAYANA’s sturdy strains of modern metal. The opening track, " Death of the Cosmic”, kicks off with an ambient-feeling blending into HINAYANA’s universe, led by Casey Hurd’s murmuring vocals, rising to the full extent of his deep, menacing growls. " Cold Conception“, featuring late Tengger Cavalrys frontman Nature Ganganbaigal, convinces with harsh growls and reveals another aspect of HINAYANA’s instrumental intensity. " In Sacred Delusion”, which features a guest appearance from Toni Toivonen (Hanging Garden from Finland), showcases a heightened force of musical refinement.
Death of the Cosmic closes with the epilogue " Pitch Black Noise" and not only proves HINAYANA's identifiable auditory trademark of melding accumulating tranquility and thunderous intensity, but also underlines the existential depth of their lyrics.