Hypermass are a band from Norway that plays a melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Clouded Visions".
Clean guitar playing and sound effects start off the ep before going into a heavier direction a few seconds later along with some melodic guitar solos making their presence known on the recording and after the intro the music starts going into a very fast, technical and brutal blackened death metal direction.
Death metal growls are a very huge part of the recording and the band also mixes in elements of modern and prog metal along with a heavy dose of thrash and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and some songs bring in a jazz influence but done with more heaviness along with a couple of tracks being very long and epic in length and clean playing also makes its return briefly on the last song.
Hypermass plays a musical style that takes the more melodic sides of black, death and thrash metal and mixes it in with elements of prog to create a sound of their own, the production sound s very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion Hypermass are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ionize" and "In The Final Stage Of Embryonic Mutation". 8 out of 10.