Fyrdung - Hyperborea

Fyrdung - Hyperborea

\r\n"Hyperborea" is the fourth release from this Swedish band and although they started out as a RAC (Rock Against Communism)/Oi rock band, this release is nothing more than melodic black metal with Viking overtones. Of course their NS topics are still here and I believe the track "In memory of May 1st 1945" proves it strongly. \r\n

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\r\nAdvancing to the music this album features melodic guitars often with a slight Dissection-esque feeling, mid to fast-paced drumming and a solid atmosphere produced through broad guitar riffs, driving melodies and emotional guitar leads. The guitars are the main focal point and the rhythms are ordinarily straightforward, mostly with a simplistic groundwork on which the soaring melodies operate powerfully while the drums carry out the rest of the musical burden by adding a supportive audible wall either by pounding or by just following the tempo. The keyboards that exist are limited in importance or significance and the only function as background ambience while the growling black metal vocals work very well over all the instruments. As far as the songs concerning they vary from mid tempo, calm and epic compositions ("Barn av den svarta solen", "In memory of may 1st 1945", "Runes") to more speedy, ferocious ones and here I should mention and the best track in this album with the title "Nordisk renässans" which really comes as a punch in the face with a killer sweeping force and fierce drums that bind beautifully with the piercing guitars and the distant mesmerizing keyboards. Αt some point I just stopped counting the times that this particular song was playing on my cd player!\r\n

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\r\nFinally the production stands really well delivering an extremely tight sound. Of course this is not a groundbreaking release but if you don’t already know this band I think that they deserve your attention. \r\n

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\r\nVaso Prassa \r\n

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