HYEMS – “Anatomie des Scheiterns”

HYEMS – “Anatomie des Scheiterns”
Black Sunset /MDD
Black Metal from Germany


Since 1997, HYEMS have been celebrating Black Metal, which, oscillating between hymns and disharmony, is repeatedly thwarted by a snotty punk attitude. For what feels like an eternity on the road in the underground the band resists the commercially promising temptations of modern styles and reflects in their music on what once tipped the scales for their foundation: the fascination for Black Metal of the 90s. Free of any aspirations for success, vanity and any expectations of the future,  Hyems has since then released albums and EPs at irregular intervals, on which they are mainly concerned with one thing: BLACK FUCKING METAL. 

With “Anatomie des Scheiterns” the band presents their ninth release, which “belongs by far to the best we have ever done” as frontman A.E.J. emphasizes. The album, which was recorded and produced in the Tobe Studio in Siegen, Germany, not only impresses with its musical authenticity, but also with its sophisticated concept.

The lyrics deal with a mutually dependent individual, collective and not least social failure, which leads to catastrophes of different kinds.  Inspired by historical examples, but also deeply personal experiences of themusicians. Political, economic, ethical/moral and human failure are put into context. The lyrics do not describe, they accuse this failure. They are highly political and show the middle finger to anyone who conjures up such a failure, or who surrenders to this failure. 

A.E.J. – Vocals
D.M. – Guitar + Vocals
D.W. – Guitar + Vocals
F.B. – Bass + Vocals
C.A. – Drums