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

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

by www.mariosmetalmania.com

By Robin van Tilburg

Hyperborean is not a band that likes to rush things. They formed in 2000 and since then three demos have seen the light of day. “Of malice” in 2000, “Thorns scar her Soul’ in 2003 and Prey”in 2005. A few years later, in the year 2009 to be exact, the band recorded the songs for what would be there debut album. That album is called ‘The Spirit of Warfare’ and has just been released through Abyss Records. When a band has been around for as long as Hyperborean has, you can’t help but to grow expectations towards the material. Sadly, these expectations are only partly redeemed. The music, which holds up mostly between black and to a lesser degree death metal, does not exceed the mediocre a lot of the time. But there is still enough to enjoy the album as a whole. Take for example the opening track ‘Channelling the Spirit of Warfare’ with its catchy melodic riff and fast blast beat sections. Also worth mentioning is the lyrical theme, which mainly handles the period of World War I. Not a very original subject for a metal band, but Hyperborean has made it quite interesting. I think I’ll give Hyperborean the benefit of the doubt. No matter for how long they’ve been around, they’ve managed to come up with an interesting debut album that justifies their existence. Check their MySpace if you dig fast, melodic Black Metal.

Rating: 70/100

Review link: www.mariosmetalmania.com/CDDVDreviews.html

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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