HYPERBOREAN (Sweden) “The Spirit of Warfare” CD review by Hell Ride Music

HYPERBOREAN (Sweden) “The Spirit of Warfare” CD review

by Hell Ride Music

By Janet Willis

Hyperborean – The Spirit of Warfare

Melodic black metal without waning to the emotional and introspective side is the first thing that comes to mind. The basic rhythm guitar work is still skeletal, but the use of proper production and some great leads and melodic work really makes the track three dimensional without losing that cryptic and sinister feel necessary to the style and bands sound.

Another thing that comes to mind is the lack of filler, droning atmospherics, over the top symphonics, and predictability. This band still captures the old school feel of isolation and vehemence and sounds as though it’s a war ritual being performed and vowed right before the attacks commence in some bunker in the forest, but somehow these tracks sound fresh and unique while still holding true to their roots. Parts of tracks like “Killing Grounds” have a majestic pagan war feel in breaks between the shouts of war and vengeance and the use of a piano keyboard style as opposed to a straight synth really cranks the intensity up a notch. Whether the sound makes other non suspecting observers stop and say “Whoa…that’s pretty damn awesome…” or turn and run away from the buzzing chainsaw guitars and overwhelming atmosphere of darkness and aggression, you’re sense will be stimulated to full extent so don’t pass this one up.

Review link: www.hellridemusicforums.com/forum/showthread.php?p=395217#post395217

Hyperborean links:

Myspace: www.myspace.com/hyperboreanofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HyperboreanSwe

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hyperboreanswe

Youtube: www.youtube.com/hyperboreanswe

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/hyperboreanofficial

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Hyperborean

Abyss Records links:

Online Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Abyss-Records/164573050232055

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

To purchase HYPERBOREAN “The Spirit of Warfare” CD go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/product_info.php?products_id=10305

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