1. 1.
    Who Wakes up from This Dream Does Not Bear My Name
  2. 2.
    On the Dry Lake
  3. 3.
    Acid Mist Tomorrow
  4. 4.
    A Distant Dark Source, Pt. 2
  5. 5.
    Cuarto del Alba
HYPNO5E have forged the term “cinematic metal” with their truly epic-scope compositions, oftentimes exceeding not only the 10- but the 20-minutes mark, merging elements of contemporary metal with latin folk and soundtrack-score like sonic landscapes.
After the acoustic special album “Alba – Les Ombres Errantes” (2018), the Southern French quartet are now returning with a more “typical” HYPNO5E record, if there is such a thing: their 5th album, “A Distant (Dark) Source”, is the second part of a diptych album project.
At the origin of this distant dark source lies Tauca, an old Paleolithic lake located in Bolivia, where singer and guitarist Emmanuel Jessua has grown up, and continues to find inspiration for his musical endeavors.
“A Distant (Dark) Source” is the second part of this story and takes place during one single night.
… but don’t be deterred by such conceptual enthusiasm, as HYPNO5E sound is powerful, visceral and immediate. There are moments that remind you of the expansive technical elaborations of BTBAM, but there is also the careful melancholia of Cynic and the sheer power of Gojira… but in the end, all these comparisons fail – HYPNO5E’s organic sound is undoubtedly their own. Unlike so many bands who rely on a single sound or technique to create their music, HYPNO5E are not bound to any precondition.


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