Hyems are a band from Germany that plays a very melodic and aggressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Anatomie des Scheiterns" which will be released in May as a joint effort between Black Sunset and MDD..
Drum beats start off the album along with some spoken word parts a few seconds later before going into a heavier direction. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with a great portion of the tracks also being very long and epic in length.
The music also adding in a decent mixture of both modern and old school influences along with all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses spoken word parts also make a brief return, clean playing can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover an interdependent person and collective failure that leads to catastrophes of different kinds.
In my opinion Hyems are a very great sounding melodic and aggressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Triumph des Sheiterns" "In diesem Graben"and "In Ketten". 8 out of 10.