HYPERBOREAN (Sweden) “The Spirit of Warfare” CD review by www.brutalism.com

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

by www.brutalism.com

By Paul Maddison

Following 10 years of work, Sweden’s Hyperborean debut starts with furious drumming and many progressive metal guitar influences that will infect your hearing; this is music with soul, in a black metal genre I often find lacking this trait. Purists will slay it for being too “clean”; there are thankfully no inclusions of synths or keyboards in any of the major song structures and it does not pretend to be lo-fi rubbish that infects the scene from time to time. To be really critical, some of the mixing is a little hit and miss, but you are reminded that this is thinking mans melodic death/black metal, the tracks are strong enough to carry off any misgivings you may want to find in this effort in relation to the mix. ‘The Sick Man of Europe’ in particular is teeming with a genuine state of execution; there is a consistent flow throughout the effort. This is a release especially for fans of Abigor, Limbonic Art and little bits and pieces of latter day Immortal, its not in the same league, but a positive step in the right direction ensuring that the long wait for this album is certainly worthwhile.

Review link: www.brutalism.com/content/hyperborean-the-spirit-of-warfare

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:

Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialAbyssRecords

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

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

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbyssRecords

To purchase HYPERBOREAN “The Spirit of Warfare” CD go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=hyperborean


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