Noting Winwood and Clapton on the same bill I couldn’t fail to appreciate the significance that the two performed in the same location, albeit in the same band – Blind Faith, nearly 50 years ago.
The only real difference I noticed from this and the days under the DOMINICI moniker, is that the new album SACRIFICE is a little less majestic and bombastic, but also a little heavier and more aggressive. Don’t worry though, the base sound is still very much in the vein of modern progressive metal, but the sound has been ever so slightly altered to ensure the band stands up on its own ground…
Hibria is a band I’ve had some serious ups and downs with. Most notably, the Brazilians started off strong with their heavily speed metal influenced debut Defying the Rules, a more classic sounding power metal album that left me impressed, while their third album Blind Ride introduced more modern elements and left me with some pretty mixed feelings. Between my disappointment with that album, and news about further lineup changes for their one, I wasn’t terribly excited about the band moving forward at that point.