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   THYRANE
Hypnotic
2003
Spinefarm
http://koti.mbnet.fi/thyrane/


rating: 2/5

1. Human Weed
2. Firework
3. Glamorama Demystified
4. Dance In The Air
5. Armaya
6. The Symptomatic
7. Phantasmal Paranoia
8. Sickening
9. Of Suns And Flames
10. Heretic Hunt
Something must have gone wrong in Northern Europe. Like a disease, more and more black metal bands start to turn their music into something electronized, industrialized, simplified commercialized, and give up their good or average (but still better) black metal. Honestly, this is a very limited style and only a few bands can do something really good, something that will bring success and credit to them. I'm sure they enjoy whatever they are playing and I can understand they want to experiment with more "avantgarde" music, but let's face it, so far Thyrane has failed.

I guess they were listening to too much Rammstein and The Kovenant lately but while those bands' activities are considered as barrier breaking and original, simply due to the fact they came up with those before anybody else, Thyrane sounds like a weak copy only. You can find all the clichés of electronized metal on "Hypnotic", the music simplified to almost a primtive level and Blasmor's spoken-vocals that, I guess, were supposed to sound strict in German could have been much better if they had kept their lyrics in Finnish, particulary because they could have laid more emphasis on them this way. There is hardly anything that you find memorable on this album, you won't get hooked on the mid-paced songs, there are no melodies that could stick into your head and even the level of the required monotonity is not intensive enough to make you like this album. Minimalized aggression, not futuristic enough, mechanized atmosphere they should have cought.

"Firework" is one of the better songs on the album. Its music is more varied, has a catchier refrain and better melodies. Also "Glamorama Demystified" is worth to be mentioned because its intro is repeated throughout the song, giving a kind of structure to it. The highlight of the album is "Armaya" with its Middle-Eastern influence. Unfortunately it's only a 1:30 long instrumental song. They should have worked with this idea more and use it on the whole album and not just in one song. If they had done that, they would be warmly welcomed and hailed everywhere. After "Armaya" the lack of good music is growing stronger.

50 minutes is far too much of this album. Considering it as a torture wouldn't be really proper, but it is simply boring . If you liked what Thyrane sounded like before, don't even go near to "Hypnotic".

Actually the cd layout and the cover has more originality than the 50 minutes music.

submitted by Katalin 28.11.2003

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