Agreed Skanking. But actually, I'm not sure I enjoy Hexvessel apart from the first album. I do love Kvohst too, but Dawnbearer was just so bizarre and unique, while No Holier Temple and the EP with their rock influences were kinda... well, underwhelming. On the other hand Beastmilk is fantastic, check it up. Right up there with Mut!
I kinda dig the new Code album more than the most recent Hexvessel EP thing... like, I fucking love Khvost, I have a tattoo dedicated to his music, been a fan since Dodheimsgard days. But I really dig this dark melodic, haunting proggy-bizz that Code is doing these days more than the psychedelic jam band thing Matt is doing in Hex. He's straying away from some of that really powerful brooding darkness, that visceral presence of ghostly trails within his music, its not absent but... lacking. This new Code has a lotttt of melody, and the vocals are very suiting for the vibe they attempted to create. It's unique in Code's discography, but not altogether out of place. I prefer Mut over Augur Nox by far. I don't know, I feel like they accomplished something bold and meaningful since losing one of the best powerhouse vocalists in the "metal" scene today. The new vocalist isn't Khvost, but he was a pretty damn good choice to lead the band in a new direction.
Mut has me confused as all fuck. On one hand I think it's a damn shame they're trying to copy Kvohst's direction, but on the other hand it doesn't sound half bad. "Numb, An Author" and "The Bloom In The Blast" sound like something Kvohst would have released under Beastmilk. I guess it'll be one of those shameful things I listen to.
I think Augur Nox takes a lot of time to fully set in. So far on my listens I have loved it, hated it, got completely bored by it and got challenged by it. We'll see if it beats first two. It requires much more listenings
Well vocalist really brought its own style to this, in my opinion "Augur Nox" is more progressive than black... Still the "Resplendent Grotesque" will be the best off all for now. (It is my humble opinion of course. )