WE REVIEW THE NEW ALBUM FROM THE HYBRIS – COZY RESISTANCE
So we are here to discuss album number 2 from THE HYBRIS, a band comprising three friends from Cologne, Nice, and L.A., who have released their second full-length album, “Cozy Resistance.” The album continues to showcase the band’s unique blend of 80s style with punk elements, poppy anthems, and politically motivated lyrics.
The trio, uniquely known as superheroes Ringo Rabbit, Beanie Bison, and Malcolm Mandrill, delivers a compelling musical narrative.
The album kicks off with Celebrate the Good Times, Thunderous drumming, gripping riffs, light pianos, steady basslines, and a charismatic singer leading the charge. It pays homage to early 2000s alternative and punk rock, a great way to start.
Goodbye Jerk, heading to Earth feels tongue in cheek, The drumming drives this tune through to its natural giddy end.
Hey Death and Falling Down, evolve into a more subdued or relaxed tempo, i like this part of any album when the artist decides to take down a different path, really enjoyable.
Heads off picks up the pace again and gets the foot taping as we move towards the business end of the album. Superhero Break Between Gotham and Guantanamo is a jingly electric guitar instrumental that took me off guard. In a good way.
The Game Of Cat And Mouse, I’d describe as a mixture of precision, captivity, brutal honesty, and in-your-face rawness. A bit like the Hives.
Keep the Wolves Away is darker and feels more gothic in nature, What if adds a more diverse rhythm riff to the mix and moves into the album’s finale.
Your Abyss is gentle, the bass drives you through a new landscape of tired vocals and builds up to a spacious rock anthem that gently engs the album
The band’s ability to infuse their music with raw energy and with no track over 4 mins mean they don’t mess about and are straight to the point, It is compelling and blends 80s style with punk elements, delivering poppy anthems with a powerful socio-critical message. Enjoy