Hypermass hails from Trondheim, Norway. The band has been virtually unchanged since their inception in 2012, resulting in a solid, cohesive sound. This ep sounds like a great business card that just might get the band that extra bit of exposure and a few extra gigs before they come up with a crushing debut on a decent label. In my opinion, they deserve that.
After a great and quite heavy intro, 'Ionize' immediately comes up with the blackened, brutal and highly destructive wall-of-sound these guys create. From there on the intensity is immense, even though the band gradually shows a more melodic approach. They remind me f something between Children Of Bodom, The Black Dahlia Murder and Between the Buried and Me.
But progressive metal fans could also enjoy this. The songs are quite complex and the technical level is very high. Hell, there's even a bit of jazz to be found in the title track. That is one huge track by the way, clocking off at about eight minutes and brutally torturing your eardrums in the mean time. In all, this is definitely something for the new extreme generation, and enjoyable for the old school metal fans as well. So check it out before they hit the big stages.