ALBUMS THAT WILL F*CK YOUR FACE OFF IN 2012: HYPNO5E, ACID MIST TOMORROW
Metal as Art tour way back in the winter of 2009/2010, but they’ve made very few waves since then. That’s about to change. Hypno5e were on the tiny label Overcome Distribution, and they haven’t even released an album since 2007, but they’re now on Season Of Mist. Their next release, Acid Mist Tomorrow, is scheduled to come out this year.Check out the title track from the new album below:
Somewhat reminiscent of both The Ocean and of Gojira, Hypno5e craft a metallic, almost ambient atmosphere in many of their songs. It’s aggressive, technical metal most of the time, but it’s mixed with mellow, clean passages that somehow don’t seem out of place. There’s just enough variety in their instrumentation to keep things from getting boring, but it’s by no means over-the-top. The new track is a bit of a departure from older songs like “Daybreak at Slaughter House” — the vocals are harsher and the riffs are simultaneously more coherent and less dissonant. Transitions on older Hypno5e material were a little bit rougher and undefined than they are on “Acid Mist Tomorrow.” We haven’t heard the whole album yet, but assuming that the title track is representative of the rest of the album, I’m looking at a Top 15 entry for this year for sure.
For those who haven’t heard any of their older material, check out “Daybreak at Slaughter House”…
Keep an eye on Hypno5e in the next year. Be warned — their songs are quite long, but they’re all perfectly listenable.