Italy’s Hierophant have been making waves since their formation back in 2010. The band caught the attention of Bridge Nine Records with their self-titled first album in 2011, which CVLT Nation called “straight killer no filler”. The band went on to tour Europe with the likes of Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Tombs, Pelican, Cancer Bats and many more, and made an intense and relentless live reputation for themselves.
In Spring 2013, they released their debut, Great Mother : Holy Monster, which was recorded in late 2012 by Steve Scanu and Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio and mixed by Lorenzo Stecconi and mastered by Alan Douches. The record is an eight-song monster of an album and the band’s most mammoth-sounding recording yet.
Ghettoblaster caught up with guitarist Lorezo Stecconi to ask what other monstrous records he enjoyed this year. This is what he said.
Top 5 albums of the year:
NAILS – Abandon All Life
COFFINS – The Fleshland
AUTOPSY – The Headless Ritual
POWER TRIP – Manifest Decimation
HARM’S WAY – Blinded
(Visit Lorenzo and the band here: https://www.facebook.com/HIEROPHANTKVLT.)