From Mortality to Infinity
Hryre make an admirable effort fill the void of Agalloch's absence
England's Hryre are one of several bands that are attempting to fill the enormous gap left by the disbanding earlier in 2016. Pulling from England's history, political issues and atmosphere, Hryre deliver some atmospheric and classic sounding black metal that tends to lose itself in inordinately long musical passages and repetitive, trite vocals and spoken word passages. The band clearly know how to wield their instruments well and are able to craft some really inspiring musical passages but the songwriting really submarines this album with its lack of direction and cohesion.
Recommended for fans of: Fen, Winterfylleth