Venturia released one of the hottest debuts of recent years with 2006’s “The New Kingdom”. Now the band has returned with another masterwork in “Hybrid” with the first pressing containing a bonus DVD. Building upon the unique sound heard on their debut, “Hybrid” is a fitting title for the numerous sounds that make up the Venturia sound in 2008. “Hybrid” sees Venturia’s music sounding even more modern, veering away from classical prog metal edge heard on the debut and delving into new territories. The majority of the change can be heard on the new songs arrangements with the addition of some ambient guitars and keyboards being treated in a trip-hop and electronic music style.