Hymn Above Traumatic Emotion are a 1 man band from Japan that plays a melodic mixture of black/death metal and metalcore and this is a review of his self released 2013 ep "Trauma IX".
Dark sounding keyboards and melodic female vocals start off the ep before going into a more heavy and melodic direction along with some aggressive shouts/growls and blast beats which they also mix in with the female vocals and there is also a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads are added into the music they bring in a more melodic edge and on the second track the song starts out with a very dark and tragic sounding keyboard before going into a more aggressive and melodic black/death metal direction while the vocals start incorporating more elements of metalcore and the guitar starts coming that element as well.
Hymn Above Traumatic Emotion takes a very melodic form of black/death metal and mixes it in with a more modern metalcore sound as well us using female vocals and symphonic elements to create his own sound, the production has a very powerful sound for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Hymn Above traumatic Emotion are a very great sounding mixture of melodic black/death metal and metalcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this project. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Trauma IX". 8 out of 10.