- Jason Hesley
Hypermass to release "Empyrean" on June 3rd.
Hypermass was born from the ashes of two different bands from two different genres. Once the old bands started to have multiple lineup switch-ups, the longtime acquaintances thought it would be best to coalesce into one strong entity.
The band may have started out as your typical melodic death metal band, but they have since evolved into something that lies beyond generic subgenre categorization. While the music is still firmly rooted in metal, they do incorporate elements from other realms as well. It can also be hard to pin down exactly what type of subgenre within metal they play, as they borrow elements from the whole spectrum.
Hypermass’ primary goal stretches beyond merely being a modern metal band. As the production quality and aesthetics of metal has evolved tremendously, the songwriting aspect, in many cases has devolved, in favor of being the “heaviest” or “most brutal”. The band thinks that there is no need for compromise on that part. They want to show that it is possible to take a conservative approach to songwriting, while staying as heavy as they can be. That is not to say there will be no left turns – as you will hear once you blast their music through your speakers.