If you take the massive riffing of progressive death metal masterminds Gojira and tweak it up with the weird brutality of Wormed and a touch of Cynic-influenced jazz fusion, you’ve got on your hands the likes of HYBRID. The group’s new album Angst is out today on Deepsend Records and it comes across as a master’s thesis project on progressive extreme metal. Really, there’s pretty much everything going on here that we like in the genre, from wild experimentation (there’s sitar didgeridoo involved somewhere!) to tastefully done tech-death slapsticks and truly memorable riffs.

Check the album out via Bandcamp below.

There’s something in the water out there in Madrid. HYBRID and Wormed coming from the same location can’t be coincidence!

– JR


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