Hybris (album)

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Hybris
Hybris Cover.gif
Studio album by Änglagård
Released 1992
Recorded July–September 1992
Genre Progressive rock, Symphonic rock
Length 51:39
Label Mellotronen, Alvarsdotter
Producer Änglagård, Roger Skogh
Änglagård chronology
Hybris
(1992)
Epilog
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Hybris (Swedish: hybris - "hubris") was the first studio album by the Swedish progressive rock group Änglagård.

Released in late 1992, it would become one of the most influential albums of the new wave of progressive rock in the '90s. It begins with "Jordrök" (which means earth-smoke), the only fully instrumental piece on the album.

The music is quite similar to 1970s progressive rock groups such as Yes, Cathedral and King Crimson, but Änglagård has also succeeded in creating their own style, much thanks to Holmgren's folklore-sounding flute playing and Olsson's highly distinctive drumming (he was only 17 in 1992). There are also obvious similarities to the obscure 1970s band Cathedral's one-shot album Stained Glass Stories.

The album used to be extremely difficult to find and was considered a rarity in progressive rock history. It has recently been re-released on Alvarsdotter Music & Production.

On the remastered CD-version of the album, there is a bonus track called "Gånglåt från Knapptibble" which seems to be a demo of the song "Skogsranden" from their second album, Epilog.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Music Written & Arranged By Änglagård. All Lyrics By Tord Lindman.
  1. "Jordrök (Earth Smoke)" – 11:10
  2. "Vandringar i vilsenhet (Wanderings in Confusion)" – 11:56
  3. "Ifrån klarhet till klarhet (From Clarity to Clarity)" – 8:08
  4. "Kung Bore (King Winter)" – 13:04
  5. "Gånglåt från Knapptibble (Marching Tune from Knapptibble)" (bonus track) – 7:19

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced & mixed by Änglagård & Roger Skogh
  • Engineered by Roger Skogh

All-time ranking[edit]

Hybris is ranked number 19 on the Prog Archives Top Studio Albums of All-Time.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Little, Patrick. Hybris at AllMusic
  2. ^ http://www.progarchives.com/top-prog-albums.asp?salbumtypes=1#list Progressive Rock Ultimate Discography. Retrieved on 2013-12-29.