|Review: Hyperion - Seraphical Euphony|
Label: Black Lion Productions
Year released: 2016
Review online: September 4, 2016
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 4/5 (80%) (10 Votes)
Swedes come on all the fronts again I see, especially when talking about this Nordic European country's undying talent for some killer Black and Death Metal bands. Hyperion, hailing from the country's capital, Stockholm, is undoubtedly one of those Swedish melodic Black/Death Metal patrols that have the potential chance to make it big. Hyperion sounds like a crossbreed of 90s Emperor, Dissection, Mörk Gryning and Dark Funeral, playing a fast-paced, keyboard-ridden mixture of Black and Death Metal on their debut album, Seraphical Euphony.
What the guys in Hyperion do on their debut album, they do it really well and professionally, often reminding me of those four aforementioned bands here and there, especially Emperor and Dissection. The band's music is full of a certain ominous, dark atmosphere; guitar harmonies are strong and melodious with many acoustic interludes, while the keyboard's presence is justifiable and carefully thought-out and used wisely to create the right atmosphere. Unadulterated, passionate, relentless and 90s-inspired Swedish Black and Death Metal is what you are definitely going to get. You may think that you have heard this style done hundreds of times before – and perhaps it is if you picked up every No Fashion Records or Wrong Again Records release back in the early-mid 90s when the Swedes showed how to combine Black and Death Metal seamlessly together, with some killer hooks and melodies that kept your brain cells active for a good while. There's nothing new in Hyperion's sound, but then again I could not say that it disturbs me one damn bit, as reproducing a similar type of sound akin to Emperor and Dissection always puts a wide grin back on my face.
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