Mass Hypnosis are a band from Croatia that plays a mixture of death metal, deathcore, groove and industrial metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Sanctimonious".
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some melodic chants that gives the music and epic feeling along with some spoken word samples and after the intro the music starts going into more of a heavier industrial metal direction along with some deep growling style vocals and high pitched screams and they also keep around the chanting that was present on the intro.
When solos and leads are added into the music they stick mostly to a melodic direction and spoken word samples can also be heard on a great amount of the tracks and on the other tracks you can hear a great amount of groove, metal/deathcore style breakdowns in the slower yet heavier sections of the recording.
As the album progresses the music starts to speed up a bit and bring in more brutality and blast at times while the main focus remains more on a slow to mid paced extreme industrial metal direction and some of the later tracks bring in a small amount of keyboard sounds which also gives the album more of a symphonic feeling when they are utilized as well as adding in a more electro industrial feeling to the bands musical style.
Mass Hypnosis plays an updated form of industrial metal which brings in elements of groove metal and metalcore along with the heaviness of death metal and deathcore to update this genre for the modern day, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover political, new world order, Illuminati and conspiracy theories themes.
In my opinion Mass Hypnosis are a very great sounding mixture of death metal, deathcore, groove and industrial metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "God Complex" "Address To The Nation" "Monotheist" and "Novus Ordo Seclorum". 8 out of 10.