by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Hexvessel are a self-described "psychedelic forest folk" band from Finland who go by the slogan "Plant trees and worship Sagan!" This isn't what someone might normally associate with your typical Roadburn 2012 entry, visions of dancing, luted sprites and such, but Hexvessel maintains an eerie undercurrent that keeps things dramatic, haunting, and overall listenable.
"Woods to Conjure" is an excellent example of Hexvessel's take on eerie folk music and is culled from the band's latest LP, No Holier Temple, which is due on September 7 via Svart Records. In addition to some of the dark folk elements that factor heavily here, look for moments of ambient, neo-classical, americana, and even touches of proto-doom at moments. We're premiering the song and video for that track, both of which you can check out below.
Hexvessel - Woods to Conjure