The Shiva Hypothesis are a Blackened Death Metal band from the Twente region in the Netherlands. The band consists of ML (bass, keys, additional vocals, songwriting), JB (guitar, songwriting), BN (drums) and MvS (vocals, lyrics).
When I first came across The Shiva Hypothesis, it was back in 2016, when they sent me three promo tracks, and I did a little review of those tracks. In the intervening two years, I have been keeping an eye on the band, so when I noticed that they have been working on new material and were doing some gig dates, when I noticed, earlier in the year that they were releasing Ouroboros Stirs my thoughts were Oh cool, this is going to be really good.
Now this is the first chance I have had to listen to the album, and there are three track from the promo stuff that I was sent, and there is five new tracks. The five new tracks are: Enkindling, Ananda Tandava, Build Your Cities on the Slopes of Mount Vesuvius, Carrying Off The Effigy and With Spirits Adrift and the other three tracks are Caduceus, Praedormitium and Maze of Delusion. Over the last few days, I have listened to the album a few times now and I really like the five new songs. Out of the new songs that are my favourites is Carrying Off The Effigy and With Spirits Adrift.
I really like the With Spirits Adrift, as this track is different from the rest, as this song is pretty much an acoustic track, and it show me that the band can do other styles of music and I totally love that they can turn their hand to do other genres.
If you like your Blackened Death Metal or wanting to hear a band that you haven’t heard before, then I highly recommend that you go and check The Shiva Hypothesis out on their Facebook page for more information.
I would give The Shiva Hypothesis and their Ouroboros Stirs Album a 4.5 out of 5 for a brilliant album.
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