The practice of reducing music to genre descriptors can amount to sheer blasphemy. Whether or not a band plays an amalgam of disproportionate elements doesn’t usually matter at all, except for the sake of mention that such a mixture of elements is utilized. It takes a good description of the music to win over some fans, but some of us get sick of genre tags altogether sometimes. With their debut, Feasting On Dark Intentions, Hands of Thieves present an interesting case of a band that plays music far from clear-cut, or typical. Instead, they play an enticing and genre-bending style of death and doom with subtle hints of black metal.