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HYBRIS

Änglagård

 

Symphonic Prog

4.41 | 1181 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
Prog Reviewer
5 stars 9/10

"Hybris" is perfect, beautiful, mysterious, epic, legendary.

It's very hard nowadays to find and album this beautiful. It took me about seven listens before I could really appreciate it, so you can imagine how complex "Hybris" is.

The album is full of dark and memorable moments, thanks mainly to the large use of the mellotron; all musicians are extremely virtuous and are really technical, besides extremely talented in songwriting and performing (half of the band at the time was younger than twenty years old). Impressive are also the many times the band changes the moods and rhythm, without losing themselves in musical technique or excessive instrumentation.

Other than the great technical performances, Hybris is even full of nice, pleasant folkish moods that are very frequent in each of the four songs of this album, usually being put there as a sort of interlude, pause, before the song re explodes with another strange and clomplex melody, which always manages to be utterly original and haunting at the same time.

Another interesting thing is that the few vocals in the album are sung in Swedish, which is very rare thing in rock music. Usually you can find vocals during interludes, or some other mellow moments, but generally they aren't many moments.

An incredible album, perfect, beautiful, mysterious, epic, legendary. Essential for every prog fan.

EatThatPhonebook | 5/5 |

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