DutchMetalManiac Review: Hoaxbane - Messengers Of Change
Hoaxbane is a black metal duo from Berlin, Germany. Now starting this album I had doubts about the amount of black metal essentials that modern black metal bands have. The first track has a more slow-ish start to it, but further on it pushes a true black metal vibe. And there you can see the full brilliance of the band. They know how to combine faster and slower sections to sound good and like real black metal.
I have to admit that my instinct was to hate HoaxBane - a two-piece backed by a drum machine, black metal with slick, modern production; on paper it´s the stuff I have nightmares about. However, the duo of Misanthrop (vocals) and Tantrum-Mezcalar (everything else) have taken the time to carefully craft these songs, the attention to detail being more than evident.