Someone is knocking on Heavy Metal’s door! Big time. And who is brandishing these fucking pipes? ‘Tis must come from Ronnie James, but this dear friend and companion met the other side for a while now. It is Iuri Sanson of the Brazilian Power and Speed Metal band Hibria. And this on their self-titled 2015 amazingly rocky album. And this stuff they produce is really good metal – for most parts! Old style metal too, kind of showing the Great Old Ones of Heavy Metal where the new masters are.
I really like the drum work provided by Eduardo Baldo. This is not just the whoom-tchack you usually get, but much more complex structures. I daresay, they will wear him out one day, he is the man working the most in this band. And then there is the stellar guitar performance of Abel Gamargo and Renato Osorio. Sometimes a bit too much in the background, but coming out strong on solos and riffs. But more to that later. [...]