Genre/Influences: Cinematographic, dark-ambient.
Background/Info: Hiemis has already released a few productions and now joined hands together with Noctivagant Records to unleash “Hyperborea”, which is an album featuring six pieces.
Content: The dark-ambient and cold-cinematographic styles definitely are the main sources of inspiration running through this opus. I also noticed a few experimental treatments, but globally speaking this is music to activate evil spirits. Haunting voices and deep, humming tones will accompany the listener during their nightmarish trip.
+ + + : You can’t get away from the visual strength this album creates. The music will incite your brain to create dark images. The haunting voices only accentuate the vision of horror created by “Hyperborea”. I especially like the impact of “Urbo Stahla” and “Voormithadreth”. Both pieces are going over the 12 minutes and are also the longest ones from the work. They’re characterized by a slow progression.
– – – : I regret some cuts are not a bit longer.
Conclusion: This work definitely will definitely catch the attention of dark-ambient lovers, but it has something unique in this genre and that’s precisely what makes Hyperborea” worth to listen.
Best songs: “Urbo Sathla”, “Voormithadreth”.