The Hill Temple is the debut album and second release from Te Whanganui-a-Tara trio, Hex. At the time of writing, I'm running through the album yet again, and reminded so quickly why Hex are one of the best guitar bands in New Zealand. The riffs are fantastic, with fluid interplay between the guitar and bass lines, something that I love about classic trio lineups, and something that is mirrored in the layered vocals. The effect is haunting, beautiful, and heavy.
Favourite tracks: 'Billboard' and 'It Begins with a Man'.