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.