Some might remember Hyne as a support band for Lonely Kamel or last year's Stoned From The Underground Festival. The Hamburg rockers don't lack energy. With the first three tracks of their new work, they create a powerful and self-confident board between stoner and blues, flirting with mainstream wide-screen rock. The tracks from the middle section onwards that will prove to be much more durable will be those that are not exactly full of originality either, but at least offer interesting mood changes and suspense curves. The title song, for example, stays in the realm of the worn out and adds a sympathetic emotional note. "Paralyzed" goes through as a sovereign homage to Sabbath's slow-motion riffs and "Pieces Of The Universe" even has a hit character with its racy chorus. However, the acoustic numbers "Western Circus" and "Elbsand" are absolutely unnecessary. In short: If "Hyne" keep their energy and improve their own note, then you will have to reckon with them even more in the future.
Top Track: Elements