October 10, 2022

Parris Hyde is an Italian singer, composer and musician born in Milan as Parirs Scaglione but he adopted the name of Hyde in deference to the character from the Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonHe seems to have a love of the schizophrenic nature of Mr Hyde/Jekyll and the duality between them which seems to suit the music he has produced because he revels in shock rock, theatrical heavy metal. He gave his name to the band he formed in 2015 which released the debut, Mors Tua, Vita Mea in the same year with himself on vocals, Paul Crow on guitar, Max Dean on bass and Karl Teskio on drums. Obviously, the incomparable Alice Cooper has influenced Hyde with the music very much similar to the great mans but Hyde is not Cooper and never will he be but there is always a place in rock and roll for a willing showman.

Hyde has now resurrected the band for the second album on which he sings and now plays guitar with Karl Teskio returning on drums and Roby Kant coming in on bass. Unlock Your Freedom is a frantic hard rock album with a distinct German metal feel with Hyde offering up overwhelming riffs, some stunning lead breaks and plenty of anthemic, stadium rock type tracks that are very easy on the ear. Each song is a self-contained story and Hyde has a lot to say as he ponders on the state of the world and the mess we seem to be making in running it. There is an underlying melodic feel throughout the record with Hyde thoroughly entertaining with his demanding delivery and excellent English.

It seems that Hyde has been around for 30 years in the rock business and a former member of several rock bands, but he really wanted to do it his way and Unlock Your Freedom shows that he has made the right decision.

Unlock Your Freedom

  1. Incipit (1:03)
  2. Rock Is Dead (Long Live Metal) (4:20)
  3. I Loved You, I Killed You (4:30)
  4. Home Is Where The Heart Is (4:42)
  5. Secret Lover, Cruel Murder (5:34)
  6. The Head Undead (4:53)
  7. The Lion Of Kabul (4:37)
  8. We Belong To The Sea (4:38
  9. The Way (4:24)
  10. Requiem (For The Fallen Stars) (6:14)
  11. Unlock Your Freedom (3:18)

Bonus Tracks

  1. Hard To Find (3:45)
  2. Santa Wears No Mask (1:52)
  3. Mors Tua Vita Mea (2:31)