Telling the epic story of the trio Ringo Rabbit, Beanie Bison, and Malcolm Mandrill’s quest to save the world, The Hybris dropped their second album Cozy Resistance on the 27th of November 2023. Mixing diverse elements of rock, punk, pop, and synth, The Hybris embark on a special music ride that we’re all invited on. Let me tell you more about it.
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The Hybris kickstarted Cozy Resistance with Celebrate the Good Times, an energetic tune with a rocking sound and 80s futuristic vibes that put the listeners in the mood. It has an extremely dynamic flow with powerful hooks and atmospheric melodies, creating a solid synth/guitar conversation that with the catchy vocal melody controls the song’s dynamics and leads the listeners through its twists and turns. Goodbye Jerks, Heading to Earth 2 hits next with a rocking riff and an irresistible groove, boosting the record’s energy and taking it to the next level. It has a catchy, engaging sound that’ll drive the fans crazy when played live, as it moves forward relentlessly towards a bigger sound with really cool guitar work and an entertaining jazzy drumline. Taking a mellow approach, Impostor Syndrome comes next opening with deep bass and melodic vocals before taking us on an interesting, melodic ride. It has a big melodic sound with an ever changing structure that kept progressing into a faster, heavier sound without compromising its exciting flow or melodic core. Hey, Death! steers towards a calmer, more touching direction with an epic big sound that easily builds emotional bonds with the listeners. As The Hybris introduced us to a different side of their writing on Hey, Death!, they cleverly crafted a structure that mixes diverse elements and grooves with their direction, creating something creatively unique. Falling Down comes next with a sludgy touch and thick riffs, blasting the record’s flow at this point with an attacking wall of sound at the chorus, hauntingly groovy riffs, and perfectly fitting guitar licks and solos that took us to a new, fresh area. Heads Off has a raw punk-ish approach that hits right from its intro before developing into a complex and more detailed approach, shifting its sound into a more progressive one with unpredictable shifts that show off The Hybris’ writing skills as the song smoothly evolves into an irresistible headbanger. As we just got past the center of the record, Superhero Break Between Gotham and Guantanamo creates a chill dynamic rest, while the guys flex their lovely melodic abilities. The Game of Cat and Mouse opens up with an Iron Maiden-ish bass build-up that leads to an exploding verse that’ll send the listeners off their seats. It has a grinding intense heavy flow with a subtle progressive touch, that keeps its heavy sound intact while they play around with different layers and arrangements creating a multi-layered and textured sound. Keep the Wolves Away keeps on the sludgy, progressing sound going while adding powerful catchy harmonics to their uncompromising, hard-hitting flow. The Hybris brings back their groovy, fun direction on What If, putting together an open-sounding tune with amazing unstoppable drumming and well-written and arranged melodies as we’re getting closer to the end of the record. Ending the record on a high note, Your Abyss comes next showing The Hybris’ different sides of writing as they take us on a smoothly shifting structure from a calm soft intro into a heavier sound in a subtle dynamic progression. It has one of the record’s best guitar solos and vocal performances that were perfectly delivered and produced to put the listeners right into those sound shifts, leaving them playing the record all over again from the top.
Cozy Resistance is a solid record with diverse sounds and tones in an extremely entertaining mix. It shows The Hybris’ musicianship in the way they mixed their influence with their own creative touch, producing such a hooking record. Looking forward to more from you guys, keep on rocking. Cheers!