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Hannibal - Cyberia Album

  • Performer: Hannibal
  • Title: Cyberia
  • Size MP3 ver: 2509 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 1751 mb
  • Country: Europe
  • Date of release: 2012
  • Style: Heavy Metal
  • # Catalog: EZ12C925
  • Label: Echozone
  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Genre: Rock
Hannibal - Cyberia Album

Tracklist

1Cyberia -The Fall
2Where Do We Go
3My God
4Angelryche
5Somebody Wake Me
6Insane
7Burn Me Alive
8On Your Knees
9Into The Water
10Rise
11Sacret Alphabet
12Psychodrom
13Let The Rain

Credits

  • Bass GuitarStelios ‘Hulk’ Apostolou
  • DrumsRobin Guy
  • Electric GuitarKostas B. Hades
  • Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Music By, Lyrics ByHannibal
  • Piano, Keyboards, Backing VocalsKostas Tsoumpris

Notes

16-page booklet.

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Comments (1)

Kulalas
I don’t want to talk about Hannibal and their past achievements so far, because I'm sure that every one that knows what’s going on with the Greek metal/rock scene is probably quite aware of. What I will try to do, is to simple try to analyze and review their new album, entitled ‘Cyberia’ which bears an exceptionally beautiful and eerie artwork.

Let’s get quickly to the album now, starting of with ‘Burn Me Alive’ which can be summed up just with the words explosion and rage. The riffs are crushing and the vocals are simply amazing (which is something that I will have to repeat for some many times) but the industrial elements is what make the song really a dynamite rady to explode. Personally I have chosen to remove myself from the metal scene for quite some time now, as I thought that I’m over with that particular genre but when I listen to songs like ‘Angelryche’, it really makes consider it again. Such melody and creativeness, the vocals that make you shudder in pleasure, I haven’t listened to such things in a song since the 80s, and it’s really a kick to the face to all of us that say that metal is dead and gone. The same goes for ‘On Your Knees’, the constant transitions between the feelings this song bears and the touching vocals, all comprised with dark aesthetics, make the song really a winner. ‘My God’ comes next and I really start to wonder if these guys are really on their minds? There are so many different genres perfectly mixed musical genres under the overwhelming compositions of Hannibal. Let me just take the time and say once again that the vocals here are godlike. We’re moving on with ‘Somebody Wake Me’, a song that actually reminds us of a guy named Mike Patton and whose band Faith No More, paved the way for something new in the rock/metal music. Of course it may sounds like Faith No More in parts but they have added so many of their own characteristics and original elements that really force you to admire this raw Rock n’ roll song with the very catchy chorus.

We continue our long journey with ‘Insane’ and the band keeps the music in high levels, as the previous songs, both musically and vocally that make me really struggle to find a drawback in this fantastic album. ‘Let the Rain’ is yet another surprise, with the first gothic elements slowly popping up accompanied by keyboard which really make the amtosphere really emotional in addition to the vocals which create a song that oscillates between the Finnish gothic scene and an Iron Maiden like type of ballad, a weird combination indeed! ‘Sacred Alphabet’ is one of the best, full and perfect songs that I have ever listened, simple as that. Next song is ‘Rise’ and it’s yet another dynamite of a song, with a magnificent keyboard intro. As we go deeper into the album we come across a more American-influenced songs in ‘Into the Water’ which flows easily, the tight and effective riffage, followed by an interesting solo section which is a sonic blast of high energy and constant transitions, making space for ‘Where Do We Go’ an outstanding metal ballad, just a reminder of how beatiful can metal music become from time to time for each individual (and yes I’m talking mostly for myself). ‘Psychodrome’ is the second to last song and right when you expect a sub-par song among all the great ones, they throw another gem at you,closing with the self-titled track ‘Cyberia - The Fall’ a short, instrumental song,I could’t have thought of a better way to end an album than something like this.

What I have experienced while listening to this album, I can do it some 300 times more, as it’s just an exemplary album. Without being oblivious to different music genres such as Industrial of Gothic music but incorpotaring them rather naturally in their music, always with a metal touch. Words are not enough to describe the vocalist, this guys makes you believe that he is capable of singing everything. Melodic, raspy, neurotic and calm and emotional he is giving the green light to the band to try every thing they can on him, possibly the best singer I have ever hear in years, globally not only as far as Greece is concerned. I should not forget to give credit to where it’s due, and I mean very musician and producer that helped creating this album, they are excellent professionals. Personally, I think that even if they are present quite some time in the local scene, ‘Cyberia’ will open even more doors for them, leading them to the place they deserve. Last thing I have to add is that each and every one of you should listen and taste this breathtaking cold beauty that is ‘Cyberia’.

Tracklist:
01 – Burn Me Alive
02 – Angelryche
03 – On Your Knees
04 – My God
05 – Somebody Wake Me
06 – Insane
07 – Let the Rain
08 – Sacred Alphabet
09 – Rise
10 – Into the Water
11 – Where Do We Go
12 – Psychodrome
13 – Cyberia (the Fall)

10/10 Kostas Sotiriou

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