BALSA / SEI HEX: Split: 7”

Nov 13, 2013

Two northwest post-hardcore bands share this split. Balsa, a Seattle band, offers three songs packed tight with steady drum fills and pulsing bass that keep things rolling. The vocals are strange, screechy male vox, that are a bit off-putting at first listen. Flip to side B, all girl band Sei Hexe, self-described as “cat metal,” offers two songs which can best be described as post-hardcore/tribal crust. A mix of goth, metal, and post-punk. It’s dark, aggressive, tribal, and gets under your skin. This is really not my thing, but I have a feeling they probably kill this shit live.

 –Camylle Reynolds (String Break,