Ever wondered what Dissection would sound like today? Well don’t fear dear reader as Hyperion’s debut Seraphical Euphony takes you to an occult world heavy influenced by the dark masters Dissection. This has Storm of the Light’s Bane written all over it. Funny enough I think that’s one of the best Melodic Black/Death albums ever released so calling it a good influence is an understatement. Has to be said this also bodes well for my Black Lion Records backlog, the label Hyperion belongs to and a label I only heard of a few days ago (thanks to Vindland) and started writing down their list of bands to go through. So far I’ve heard two really great albums coming out of the label, not bad.
Back to Hyperion. You can’t tell this is the Swedes debut album. Everything from the riffs, songwriting to production is well made. They should be up there along the likes of Dissection and Naglfar when you talk about good melodic black metal, they are just that good. Thank you Swedish metal demons for embracing the world with another top tier band. Welcome the era of Hyperion, your new demonic demon God.
For fans of: Dissection and Naglfar
Favorite song: Empyrean Yearning