When one of our favorite vocalists of the Philippines metal scene, Rogel of Valley of Chrome, announces new music we always sit up and listen. This time he told us that it’s something very different – a fun new side project. Once we pressed play on this sick debut single by his new band Hybrid Fury we were immediately (pleasantly) taken aback by those clean vocals and awesome electronics. No – this is not just another of the millions of Linkin’ Park-influenced bands that inhabit every corner of this planet, this is 100% original, totally unpredictable, and therefore, awesome.
According to the band’s own write-up, “Hybrid Fury is a three-piece collective that was founded to produce something outside of the members’ regular comfort zones. It treads exciting unpredictable waters and it’s something new for the individuals involved. Jared is a member of the electronic duo Curse & Bless, while Theo is a self-taught electronic dance music producer, and Rogel is a member of the metal band Valley Of Chrome.”
That fully explains the overall sonic landscape and the overall groove/danceability on the whole track. We can picture this track being blasted at clubs all over the world! And in terms of the lyrics, “It’s about feeling like you’re isolated and the world is against you. So you need to breathe,” says Rogel. “Oh,” he added, “I recorded all those vocals on my phone”. WHAT?!? Not in a studio through an expensive mic??? “Nope, it was on my Huawei through a cheap mic”. We told you this dude is an insanely talented singer!
Goes without saying, all involved in Hybrid Fury knocked it out of the park on this debut! Can’t wait to hear a full collection of music.