HYPHEMA – Embracing The Void
Style: Atmospheric Death Metal
Rating: 7.5 / 10
This is a solo project of the Italian musician, Michelle Chevalier. This demo totalling about 18 minutes is full of mid-tempo instrumental atmospheric death metal music.
Because these songs are with no vocals and about 6 minutes each, the composer had to add many tempo changes and atmospheric keys in order that the music does not become boring for the listener.
Mostly he manages to do that, but a few passages are not as good as the others.
From the first song to the last you feel that the album grows in quality, the third and in the same time the last song is the most well done from all 3 songs. Is more mature, more death metal, more atmospheric than the others.
Overall this is a good demo/ep with songs well structured and diverse. I wish in the future this project to have vocals on songs because I think the music will be more attractive and diverse and at the same time will be more mysterious.
The production of the demo is good too with some room to improvement.
I wait for the full album now!