Hellthrasher Productions proudly presents the debut offering from Portland-based destroyers Hands of Thieves on digipak cd format. Hands of Thieves are one of the most interesting acts to come out of the PDX area in recent years, with several shows performed alongside Pallbearer, Bell Witch, Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man and Uada, among others. On their debut record, the band channels black, death and doom metal into a twisted and original whole, full of incredible riffs carved with nefarious precision. 4 tracks, over 35 minutes. One of Cvlt Nation's top five death/doom releases of 2016.
"Hands of Thieves' Feasting on Dark Intentions is a monster of a debut, thrashing about within the confines of each of its four songs. Whether it's the noisy, shifting lurch of opener "Wrath Weaver," the strangely catchy war-march vibes of "Sun Worker," or the glorious resonance that leads into "Conduit of Grief," Hands of Thieves rarely keeps things predictable or straightforward, displaying consistency in energy and force alone." (NOISEY)
"This year, I got turned on to what is now one of my favorite new bands, and they go by the name Hands of Thieves. This PDX horde of sonic torment defies genres while at the same time creating songs that are honest in their grief. I know for a fact that this is only the beginning for these humans, because what you are about to hear will have you addicted to their sound just like I am." (CVLT NATION)
released July 7, 2017
Recorded at Haywire Studios
Mastered by Ryan Foster
Artwork by Jason Graham
supported by 38 fans who also own “Feasting On Dark Intentions”
It's usual in black metal to encounter repetitious passages, which isn't bad in and of itself, but it could easily get boring if there's nothing that snaps its fingers to engage you. I think these guys are effectively managing the situation with percussive elements--so you can dig deep and ride this thing straight down into the Dark Underbelly.
Also: HGD, is that a Didgeridoo? <3 A