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RELEASED ON 1/12/2007
To Capture the Sun
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Hyperion formed back in 2005 in Denton, Texas. They are a four-piece death metal act featuring Devourment drummer Eric Park as well as lead guitarist/vocalist Andrew Austin, guitarist/vocalist Mark Griffin, and bassist Ryan Valencia. Considering To Capture the Sun is a self-released, debut EP, color me impressed.
These four Texans play melodic, technically sound death metal that should appeal to fans of Hypocrisy, Naglfar, and the like. After a brief and deceiving intro, “Silent Isles” kicks things off with a blast-filled track that is constantly moving in a non-linear fashion and keeps things firmly in the death metal realm. “Neo Eden” is slightly less blast-happy bringing in more of a thrash feel, particularly in the opening few measures of the song. “Warrior of Chariots” introduces grindy textures and a heightened sense of aggression without losing track of the melody. “Riddled Through Time” is one of the longer, more fleshed-out tracks herein and showcases a caustic buzzing feel that when combined with Park’s blasting has a very blackened feel to it.
Across the board, To Capture the Sun is above average and impresses greatly for a self-released EP from a new act. The band isn’t experimenting with a groundbreaking sound though they pull off the style as well as any signed band I’ve heard and are actually more interesting than most. That being said, these guys can’t be too far from getting noticed by someone who can help them out, and they certainly have the talent to rise quickly in the death metal ranks once they gain the support of a proper label.
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