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“Deadly Passions” by Hydrogyn

Artist: Hydrogyn
Title: “Deadly Passions”
Label: Demolition Records
Release Date: 6/10/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

Fronted by the stunning Julie Westlake, the band Hydogyn offer up some tasty Hard Rock with a Metal twist on the CD “Deadly Passions”. Though their history has found them to be busy as hell after already being at the game for a few years, they are still pretty much a best kept secret in the larger scheme of things. The songs on “Deadly Passion” are sure to break some new ground for the band because while rocking throughout there is an easy accessibility to be found across the release. It opens up with “Rejection”, a tune that finds powerful drumming, solid guitar riffs from Jeff Westlake, and the soaring vocals of Julie. It’s a real head banger when it comes down to it. “On And On” teases with some slower sections before a nice heavy chorus kicks in and I thought the use of a darker male vocal on points of emphasis in said chorus was a nice touch. The rhythm section for Hydogyn keeps it all in check and while at times shows some flair, they mostly choose to keep everything consistent in terms of the time signature used – there is a lot of 4/4 stuff happening across the board.
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