Hypno5e may have the worst band name you’ve ever heard (and this is coming from a website that has jocked tracks from Blooming Carrions and Moenen of Xezbeth over the past few months), but the French post-metal pioneers more than atone for that transgression with some of the best epic soundscapes this side of the Ocean. Or, technically, that side of the ocean.
Anyway, the 11-minute”Who Wakes Up From This Dream Does Not Bear My Name” is a slow burn that uses an ample amount of its running time to truly unfold, but stick with it and your patience will be rewarded.
Hypno5e’s Alba – Les Ombres Errantes album is available April 6 on Pelagic. Pre-order here.