Refusing easy generalisation and venting their anguish towards the world around them, find out how the up-and-coming band have fused genres to create their own, signature sound.
It seems that, as of recent years, the music industry has become infiltrated by the influx of artists looking to break the mould and stand out from the masses. Yet, of all those who attempt, few seem to capture a sound worth the risk.
However, when it comes to the up-and-coming band, Hypervolume, no such statement can be applied.
A Chicago-based two-piece, Hypervolume is a band exploding onto the metal scene for their unique approach to metal. Combining alternative genres in a self-proclaimed “audio-experiment”, alongside a deep-rooted, personal message to which audiences can relate, it is their single ‘Orbit’ that has captured undivided attention for their upcoming debut album.
An unorthodox fusion of Doom, Death and Thrash Metal with underlying hints of Psychedelia and Punk, it is safe to assume that there is no-one on the scene quite like Hypervolume.
Opening with it’s dooming, thunderous introduction, ‘Orbit’ immediately sets the scene for the melancholic message soon to follow.
Conveying the underlying, yet overwhelming desire within us all to escape the turmoil and devastation of our planet, the single allows audiences to immediately relate to the track, despite its unusual blend of genres.
Almost Progressive in aspects, Hypervolume seem to have already found a way to balance their fusion of genres in a way that allows ‘Orbit’ to be not only accessible for mainstream audiences, but unique to them.
From the brutal, passion-filled vocals of Adam Human to the refined progression of each section, it comes as no wonder why the band have already begun to turn heads and captivate audiences across Chicago’s heavy music scene.
Drawing parallels to Doom Metal bands including Black Sabbath and Type O Negative, yet with the raw intensity of Punk, Hypervolume seem to use ‘Orbit’ as a way to demonstrate their signature sound and convey their desire for a new beginning, away from the downtrodden, oppressive world that engulfs them.
Although relatively straightforward in its structure, audiences shouldn’t be fooled into believing the track is one of simplicity.
Seamlessly embedding elements of Psychedelic, Stoner Rock alongside the pure aggression of the vocals, then diving straight into a punk-inspired change of pace, the thing that should strike audiences isn’t the overall accessibility of ‘Orbit’, but rather it’s refinement and ability to merge genres in a way that other bands would shy away from.
As a whole, having seemingly already captured their distinctive edge, even prior to the release of their debut album, Hypervolume guarantee to provide a new take on the metal industry for years to come.
“Orbit” is out now and available on all major streaming platforms.
Hypervolume’s debut album, Conceive, is scheduled to be released later this year.
To listen to the song, click on the link below!