Hailing from the city of Łódź in Poland, Hybris are coming from a land that doesn’t instantly come to mind to your avergae metalhead in the UK for all things heavy, but they should be heading on their way up the ladder to joining the ranks of their more legendary countrymen Vader and Behemoth (of course known more internationally), Kat and Dragon (old-skool legends at home).
They’ve only been around since 2012 but they’ve been picking up a good following at home by playing lots of shows and small festivals around Poland in cities such as Kraków, Poznan, Bydgoszcz, the capital Warszawa and of course their hometown of Łódź. They’ve not long finished the first run of their Spread the Thoughts tour throughout Poland and they’re already booking more dates for 2015, as well as getting higher support slots such as their big show supporting Dutch death metal legends Asphyx in just over 2 weeks time.
Their sound is primarily rooted in the style of the bands walking the line between thrash metal and death metal in the late 80s and early 90s with an added progressive flavour, though they take this sound and make it their own. Think of bands like Death (Individual Thought Patterns-era), Pestilence (Testimony of the Ancients), Atheist (Piece of Time-era). If you like this kind of music, you’ll love Hybris.
Seriously go and check them out. They deserve a much bigger international audience. Here’s hoping they’ll start playing some more higher profile support slots, more European festivals and maybe even a European tour. They definitely have the potential to go far and in my opinion, they’re the most exciting and original sounding new death/thrash band I’ve heard since bands like Vektor and of course Seprevation.
Their latest and only release, 2014’s Blinded Thoughts EP is available for listening to on YouTube along with a few live clips from shows around Poland.