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Kryophere - Hiraeth [Album]

Kryophere - Hiraeth [Album]

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Last Edited by: Chris MUG5 Maguire February 8th, 2010.

Kryophere instils beauty into chaos with their debut album "Hiraeth." It's a long spiral through waves of destruction. A whirlwind of doom. "Hiraeth" offers a blend of speed-tech, groove, and melodic death metal. A veritable buffet of blackness. With Messhuggah class and Decapitated grace, Kryophere praise the dark lord well with the metal sacrifice "Hiraeth.

Hiraeth" hits its stride by 'Assume the Position.' A schizophrenic mode shifter that manages to keep the beat alive. Here's a great single for ya'. 'Circus Fun Time' incorporates all the finest elements of Kryophere on this album, as well as some Mike Patton style vocal breaks, and the addition of guest vocals from members of Bleed Electric. I bled electric after a trip to Tokyo once. That shit burnt for like, a week.

"Seat Of The Soul" offers some insight into the lyrical artistry of Kryophere. Almost poetic in structure, it's kind of pretty in a cerebral way. "The toil and submission, unchaining the beast. Collective efforts to breathe life into our assailants. Apathetic, in denial, unconscious walking dead. Beyond the veil lies a sacred memory.” Dig.

Congrats to the production and engineering work of Screamadelica [Chris "MUG5" Maguire recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the album]. This album sounds slick. The guitar is tight and squealy with just a touch of the lo-fi fuzz in just the right points. The drums were recorded with an electric kit, custom designed sound banks ripping shit up left and right. Every nuance of performance flair is brilliantly displayed in this high quality recording.

"Hiraeth" assails the listener with a mighty metal barrage. "Hiraeth" shot my dog while making out with my mother. It's ruthless and mean. Is it masochistic to be so in love with an album so full of hate? If so I have become "Hiraeth's" bitch and shall do naught but my masters bidding. Death To the non-believers. Kryophere's time has come!

Artwork and Art Direction by Chris "MUG5" Maguire

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