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Review: Horrid - Rising From The Hidden Spheres
Rising From The Hidden Spheres

Label: Xtreem Music
Year released: 2006
Duration: 49:38
Tracks: 6
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: May 23, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (6 Votes)

Oh man, do we have some early 90's Swedish Death Metal here. At least it sounds like it. Even this act's Facebook page clearly references the times of ancient Death Metal. Am I thrilled now?

Well, yes and no. There's no right answer to this because there's one part in me that absolutely loves this old-school, ridiculously down-tuned Swedish Death Metal style but another part wants me to move on without looking back in time. This Italian Death Metal horde's second album, Rising from the Hidden Spheres, was released on Spain's Xtreem Music in 2006 though it was originally supposed to be released by More Hate Productions. After nine long years it has finally landed where it was supposed to start.

Listening to Horrid, it's safe to assume these Italians have listened intently to Death Metal troops like Nihilist, Carnage, Dismember, Gorement, Nirvana 2002 and such, and fallen in love with their sound. Unfortunately, something is missing and Horrid simply hasn't captured the same magic that can be heard on releases like Dark Recollections, Left Hand Path, Like an Ever Flowing Stream, The Ending Quest and so on. They make a good attempt but the results are so-so.

Rising from the Hidden Spheres will not give you an eargasm unless you happen to be a die-hard fan of early 90's Swedish Death Metal and little else.

Additional Information

- 2014 re-issue on More Hate Productions reviewed here.

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