HYPERION


"Through Centuries" (Deathgasm; 2005)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter



Hyperion is a brutal death band hailing from Russia. My experience with heavy metal bands from Russia has been mixed, but given the decades of history most of these bands are trying to overcome, I’ve always given the benefit of a doubt when it comes to recording quality and other intangibles. 

With a blackened sheen, Hyperion blast their way through five tracks (not including the obligatory noisy intro). This is a model not too dissimilar from Garden Of Shadows – and that is music to my ears. Hyperion are technically adept and are able to execute their songs quite well. The vocals are grunted in the typical brutal death fashion, although in a lower register than most. They lyrics are in Russian, but I think it is safe to assume that the band deals with standard brutal death topics despite the artwork’s vagueness.

Also, most Russian bands tend to have centuries of traditional melodies intentionally or unintentionally running through their music. But that’s not the case here – “Through Centuries” (ironically titled now that I think about it) sounds as though it could have been produced by an American band.

“Through Centuries” is a surprisingly good effort.

“Through Centuries” was produced by Hyperion. The sound is both clear and dirty – which gives “Through Centuries” just the right mix of modern sound quality and homage to the brutal death genre’s traditional sound.

Hyperion: Pastr on vocals, Sirius on guitar, Architect on guitar, Vitek on bass, and Max on drums. Keyboards are present, but are not credited.

For more information visit http://www.hyperion.zp.ua


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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