Thursday, 22 August 2013

Pyres - Year Of Sleep

Coming from Toronto, Pyres combine hardcore and sludge with 
quality hooks that are devastating with their power and passion.

Intricate song passages give the spiralling guitars room to breathe 
with clean notes before the distorted riffs return with a vengeance. 
These are riffs weighted down with aggression and control — with 
the  excellent production, everything is crystal clear without sacrificing 
any of the intensity. The growling vocals convey loss and hatred with 
equal measures ….. but always, a feeling of menace and doom are 
never far away. Post-metal  structures give an epic majesty to the running 
order of this album which demands to be played in one sitting.

I have had this for a while and keep hearing new, buried layers 
everytime I play the tracks. Repeated listens reward you with a
sonic palette into which you can lose yourself.

Probably one of the best metal albums of the year.

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