Hibria
Defying The Rules


4.5
superb

Review

by GenuineImitation USER (3 Reviews)
November 20th, 2006 | 22 replies | 4,130 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album amazing. While a little one dimensional (its only flaw), it does not disapoint and will leave you wanting more.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Hibria’s Defying the Rules is one of the most overlooked metal albums of 2005. Hailing from Brazil, Hibria can possibly be the next poster child for speed metal. Their debut album is the perfect blend of melody and speed. It’s aggressive, but is very catchy and has you singing along from the second Steal Lord on Wheels kicks in. So put on a leather jacket, grab your helmet and start up that Harley as you get ready for a epic musical journey with Hibria’s Defying the Rules.

When one thinks of good power metal, one cannot under estimate the importance of the vocals. They have to be fast, melodic and epic. That is what this album is full of. The vocal work on the album is top notch and can be loved by any fan of metal. Unless you despise power metal, you will appreciate the vocals. They are great, not the best, but they fit the band perfectly. The only flaw with the vocals is that they are typically one dimensional; fast and powerful. But he excels at this and they are thoroughly enjoyable.

The musicianship of the band is superb and fits the mold of a typical speed metal band. While they suffer from the same thing as the vocals, being very one dimensional, it is done well and does not get old. The guitar work and drumming is fantastic (especially on the song Defying the Rules ) and the bass is good. It is just overshadowed at times by the guitars, drums and vocals which is a shame. When the bass is audible though, it is very catchy, technical, and creative. It really adds to the music. Even though the guitar work is fantastic, I find it difficult to separate the songs at times because of the similar tone, tempos and riffs. While the songs are different, they all share a common trait which makes the album flow as if it is one song. Some people like this, but I like a little more diversity. The songs are great at individuals, but as an album, this aspect holds it back.

All in all, if you are a fan of metal, especially power and speed metal check this album out. It is also is a great way to get into those sub-genre’s if you are unfamiliar with them. This album is definitely worth a listen and if you see it in your local store, it definitely worth buying. I give this album a 4.5 and I would give it a 5 if it was not so one dimensional. It is powerful and when it’s over, it will leave you wanting more. I know that once you hear this, you will feel the same way and will be waiting anxiously for their next release.

Recommended Tracks:

I love the entire cd, but my favorites are:

Steel Lord on Wheels
Defying the Rules
High Speed Breakout
Living Under Ice


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Tyler
Emeritus
November 20th 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great album

Mikesn
Emeritus
November 20th 2006



3709 Comments


This looks very interesting. Nice review.

Cravinov13
November 20th 2006



3854 Comments


Are they anything like Kamelot? Or are they more DragonForce?

Tyler
Emeritus
November 20th 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They're not really like either.

Zebra
Moderator
November 20th 2006



2647 Comments


For a second review this was a fairly impressive read. Your sentences were a bit choppy at times and you added in a lot unneeded commas but I liked the short and precise format. Good work.

GenuineImitation
November 20th 2006



49 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks Zebra. I actually wrote this pretty fast because I ddint haver that much time. THerefore i didnt get to edit as much as I planned on. How do I edit my reviews?

ValkyriefromtheVoid
January 3rd 2012



29 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I absolutely adore this album. THE best power metal I've ever heard. Every member of that band was so talented (though some live videos I've looked up shows the vocalist flailing a bit). Their next albums failed to live up to this. Hard.

CaptainDooRight
August 22nd 2012



28355 Comments


solid album

Digging: Tukaaria - Raw to the Rapine

Keyblade
December 4th 2012



14273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

MILLENIUM QUEST IS CALLING FOR THE ATTAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK

Digging: Ishq - Orchid

Keyblade
May 16th 2013



14273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best power metal

i hate calling it that tho, as it's closer to heavy/speed than power

Vakarian12
May 29th 2013



3640 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fantastic album

DrHouseSchuldiner
May 29th 2013



5643 Comments


Gotta check!

Vakarian12
May 29th 2013



3640 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

do it now dude you won't regret it!

DrHouseSchuldiner
May 29th 2013



5643 Comments


Cool dl'ing now

Keyblade
May 29th 2013



14273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yes!

Vakarian12
June 14th 2013



3640 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

=]

Eunuch
July 14th 2013



1231 Comments


OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH I WANT IT ALL.

just bumping to prove my eliteness. has poet even heard this?

Keyblade
July 14th 2013



14273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hope so, cuz this is best power metal

Eunuch
July 14th 2013



1231 Comments


I can't go that far cus like u said up there ^ it's like heavy speed

DrHouseSchuldiner
July 14th 2013



5643 Comments


Awesome album one of the best speed metal albums but not even the best tbh



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