Hypnocrates – Modern Nightmares
Label: Wave Records 2020
“Modern Nightmares” is the first full length album by neo-darkwave/postpunk project Hypnocrates from Oslo, Norway, released in 2020 via Wave Records.
“Modern Nightmares” is the first full length album by neo-darkwave/postpunk project Hypnocrates from Oslo, Norway released in 2020 via Wave Records.
Following their emergence in 2013, the band led by singer/songwriter Vadym Markov, self-released four EPs, mixing cold electronic drums, dramatic synthesizers, layered guitars and low-key vocals akin to the style of
Joy Division and The Sisters of Mercy.
In the new material Hypnocrates is experimenting with their sound like never before, blending somber darkwave, monotone post-punk and airy dream pop of their previous works with elements of modern electronic music, which would seem to be incompatible until you hear it for yourself. With vocal samples and drums ranging from trap to techno, this is not classic, but still gloomy and moody darkwave, with its own nightmarish and haunting
atmosphere you cannot resist plunging into.
Lyrically, the albums dives into the deepest corners of human nature, exploring our eternal fears and hidden desires. It revolves around imaginary and living nightmares of our modern society, built on lies and egocentrism.
1. Crows 04:16
2. Ghosts 03:45
3. Dark Creatures 04:16
4. Nightmare 05:18
5. Seven Doors 04:30
6. Unemotional 03:55
7. Underwater 04:39
8. Secret Society 04:33
9. Witchcraft 04:41
10. It Follows 04:25
11. Levitation 04:42
12. Planet Earth 03:52