Following on from their acclaimed debut ”Origin”, Finnish melodic death metal quintet The Hypothesis today release their first new music since summer 2016. “With ‘Illusion Now”, The Hypothesis comes with a darker and heavier grip with a beautiful and melancholic chorus.
Statement of the Guitarist Jusso Turkki about the song:
”The song itself tells about going to a place so dark, that you want to give up on everything and just let go,”
The Hypothesis is a modern melodic death metal act formed during the deadly cold winter of 2009 in Kouvola, Finland. Nowadays based in Helsinki the band swears in the name of heaviness, groove & catchy melodies, still not forgetting technicality and
In the year 2009, The Hypothesis recorded an EP carrying the name ”Nightshade”. In January 2011 this was followed by 2 songs ”Weak Story” and ”Shades To Escape’‘. The Hypothesis had their first line-up changes when a drummer called Rolf Pilve (from Stratovarius) joined the band. With Rolf band recorded their third song, ”Scarface”.
Among successful releases, The Hypothesis has conquered many famous festival-stages in Finland such as Nummirock and Qstock. The band qualified as a winner from Finland’s Wacken Metal Battle qualifiers in the Qstock festival. The Hypothesis has also shared stages with melodic death & doom giants like Swallow The Sun, Scar Symmetry, Wolfheart & Before The Dawn.
In the fall of 2012 The Hypothesis started fresh with entirely new line-up and locked themselves in the middle of a dark forest in Viitasaari to record their debut-album, Origin. After almost four-year-silence The Hypothesis recruited the last new members from Finnish metal scene whom have contributed in bands like Naildown, Paradise Lost, Dimebad Beyond Forever, Dead Shape Figure, Codeon etc. and the band released their debut via Inverse Records to critical acclaim. 2016 also saw the band releasing their first music video for ”Eye For An Eye” before embarking on a solid touring schedule with the likes of Wolfheart & Swallow The Sun.
Check out the lyric video for the song ”Illusion” here, enjoy it: