Hypocras are a band from Switzerland that plays a mixture of melodic death, viking and folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Implosive".
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the ep along with some blast beats and high pitched screams which also have a touch of black metal to them and folk instruments are also used quite a bit throughout the recording and the music also mixes in some modern metal elements and deep growls are also used at times.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and back up shouts are also used at times and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they stick to a very melodic yet extreme musical style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and they also bring in a cover of Djizoes "A Song For Them" and there is also a brief use of grim spoken word parts and they also bring in an electronic re-mix song as the last track.
Hypocras plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in melodic death metal while also adding in touches of black, viking and folk metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Hypocras are a very great sounding mixture of melodic death, black, viking and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Implosive Absolution" and "At the Edge". 8 out of 10.
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