For those in the know, The Hypothesis formed during a severely cold winter in Kouvola, Finland, which seems to provide a reminder for the band in terms of the manner in which they roll out the contents of their debut album. Whilst nothing can be described as light in tone here, considering the level of heavy crunching riffs and pummelling drum sounds, The Hypothesis allow for additional ideas to creep in to their overall sound with numerous melodic touches added to their grooves. Evidence of these ideas can be heard from their new album, ‘Origin’, that was given the upmost care and attention to detail during a recording stint in 2012 deep in the heart of the Viitasaari countryside as the band laid out their nine tracks. Former single ‘Eye For Eye’ is one that stands out for its flittering electronic intro before launching headfirst into a full-on assault of guitars, drums and roaring yet gruff vocals of Antti Seppälä. From such songs, The Hypothesis show their range by combining heavy textures with more melodic moments and a greater willingness to experiment with songs such as ‘Weak Story’ and ‘Atonement’. There is no doubting the dexterity of their musicianship as The Hypothesis often deliver an uncompromising sound but one that reveals extreme levels of detail that should see this five-piece unit garnering a whole host of new supporters once ‘Origin’ makes its entrance to a wider market.