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Hybrid Freak Division
Released: 2003, Lion
In early 2003, Lion Music has released two discs that could be said to fall into the not-metal category. Both are instrumental trios who play progressive jazz/rock fusion and both releases are streamlined with minimal packaging. As it is a stylistic departure for the label (and this site) I’m going to touch just briefly on these two releases as a public service announcement for our broad-minded fans. The other band is OHM.
These are young guys who are incredibly talented there is no doubt but they perform a style that doesn’t inspire me. It is almost too complex and too mellow at the same time. The laidback stuff like Farenhate are just dull noodling and the punchy stuff reminds me of Primus, lots of bass. However I can only take Primus in small doses and that is alleviated by the comedy factor which is not present on this instrumental CD. I fully admit that I’m not experienced in this realm of music but I also I know what I like and this isn’t really it. Middle of the road marks for the high degree of technical proficiency and passion in which they inject into these freaky compositions. Prog jazz fusion fans will want to check this out for sure. Visit http//hem.fyristorg.com/hfd/ for more info.
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