Setting: Turin, Italy, the year of 2009. Five friends decided to get together and move away from their monotonous surroundings. They found music was the way to glide from their constant routine.
They began searching for a sound, and the influences that most opened up to them were the likes of KoRn and Deftones. The Hyde were born.
In 2012, their first EP Evolutionary Trash was put out for all to hear. The single Me And Charline from the previously mentioned EP now has nearly 125k hits on YouTube. Genetic Distortion is their début album containing thirteen tracks of new material to get your teeth into.
The Hyde are currently still finding their way in the nu metal scene which means it is the journey and not the destination that matters. A mix of heavy crunching loud guitar by Brandon King, the speed drumming skills of Billy Costigan, and the vocal melodies of Tyler Larkin and Ryan Becker provide a sound that definitely has a future in the genre.
Headache crashes in straight away with a signature electronic beat accompanied by a fast double kick drum protruding through the sound waves. The melancholic guitar work proves there’s plenty of talent on offer. Headache isn’t painful at all. You will not need medication to get rid of this one, and it is a good hard tune which stands at the top of the thirteen tracks The Hyde have put together. During this record the singing might, however, have moved up another notch in quality. Tyler Larkin’s voice is great; he can hold his own but it feels he has more to offer.
Genetic Distortion is a pretty good crossover record. The harmonies provided by the vocalists entangled with the quality skills on the bass mark out a band that can go places. You might describe The Hyde’s music as the Disturbed mixed with the clean vocals of Issues.
The final track of the album Wabi is another one that is on the top of that mountain – The Hyde has a huge amount to give.
For Fans Of: Korn, Deftones, Issues