"You’ll not encounter a band as fascinating as Hua†a or an album quite as majestic as the one before us this year, perhaps not even this decade. Make no mistake, Hua†a’s strange, bold chef d'oeuvre will be discovered in this crowded year of excellent releases and, with any luck, reach wide appreciation. At the risk of sounding orgasmic, this record is a triumph.
- Doomed & Stoned
"Songs become grandiose riff ceremonies and the album as a whole becomes a ritual rooted in harmonized meditations and weighted progressive instrumentalism. Atmosphere is paramount. Texture is everywhere. And if it’s a ritual, then despite their penchant for donning a robe or two, France’s Huata bring a feeling of celebration to their second album, Lux Initiatrix Terrae, and that pushes beyond horror-minded cultish tropes."
- The Obelisk
"Lux Initiatrix Terrae is a far-reaching creation of progressive doom, much like the work of the aforementioned Ancestors. Its bottomless riffs are accompanied by thick, redolent synths which weave honey-slow structures around them. Its vocals meld with plenty of backing tracks to create a certain affinity with the 70’s progressive rock approach to such vocals, all present and overwhelming."
- Heavy Blog is Heavy
"The beast that is Huata has finally awaken and they are back with a renewed sense of vigour, armed with an album that is epic in scale in every sense of the word, big riffs, bigger melodies and bathed in both light and darkness, “Lux Initiatrux Terrae” is one of the stand out records of 2018."
- Outlaws of the Sun
"The beast that is Huata has finally awaken and they are back with a renewed sense of vigour, armed with an album that is epic in scale in every sense of the word, big riffs, bigger melodies and bathed in both light and darkness, “Lux Initiatrux Terrae” is one of the stand out records of 2018. Spread over one hour, Huata with captivate, enthral and mesmerize the listener, with their utterly stunning and beguiling new record which will remind you of ANCESTORS, YOB and RAMESSES."
released November 23, 2018
Ronan Grall: Vocals and Drums
Benjamin Moreau: Bass and Guitars
Gurvan Coulon: Organ
David Barbe: Drums
Marion Le Sollier
Recording /Mix by Cyrille Gachet at Dick Doom Studio
Mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside Music
Artwork and Layout by Benjamin Moreau
Licensed by MusicFearSatan