Hymnr - Far Beyond Insanity (2021)


Unleashing a very frosty and devastating 44 minutes of harsh Black Metal, Hymnr’s debut full-length release “Far Beyond Insanity” is quite punishing. Combining crafty atmospherics with traditional tremolo-picking BM and some Doom elements, this release is by far conventional as it envelops the listener in a sinister shroud of mystery. If you like dense and demoralizing music, this release has plenty to offer.

The release kicks off with the melodic riffing of “Part I”, a track that changes gears between blistering BM onslaughts and more catchy melodic passages, perfect for intense headbanging. What stands out of the band’s style is the deep vocals, that break away from your traditional BM shrieks, alongside heavier and slower riffs, giving it a certain Doom-esque edge, at certain times. However, blistering pieces like “Part II” and “Part III” are there for fans of shrieks and subtle atmospherics, creating very immersive experiences.

Saving the best for last, the excruciating closer “Part IV” further explores more cavernous territories with heavy riffs, a few tremolo-picking sections, and a very sluggish and hellish pace. This type of demoralizing atmosphere is what makes Hymnr and their debut “Far Beyond Insanity” really stand out from the rest. If you are looking for Black Metal that is darker and a bit more atmospheric than usual, this is one hell of a release to explore.

Band: Hymnr Album: Far Beyond Insanity

Label: Saturnal Records

Release: April 23rd, 2021

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Genre: Black Metal

Country: Russia

Rating: 92/100

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