New York City-based experimental and technical death metal quartet, PYRRHON, are back with their latest works, "Growth Without End".
The five-song Growth Without End was recorded and mixed by Ryan Jones (TODAY IS THE DAY, MUTILATION RITES), mastered by Colin Marston (GORGUTS, KRALLICE), and as expected from the talented and lethal PYRRHON, is a total mindfuck, merging bouts of punishing death, super-evil noise rock, twisted math, chaotic and menacing grind. It's kind of like Daughters, Brutal Truth, Merzbow and Autopsy created a batch of catchy-by-reverse-psychology songs, and then promised to never speak of them again. As usual, vocalist Doug Moore brings a wildly varied palate of screams, growls, grunts, howls, barks and spoken power to his ominous, thought-provoking and voyeuristic lyrics that navigate the miasma of sonic insanity the band lays down. It’s clear each member in the band is a virtuoso – skills used not to show off, but to engulf the listener with emotion, power, tasty chaos and passages that will get inside of you, possess you, and bring cathartic, ‘hell yes!’ pleasure and pain to all your musical glands.
Recommended if you like GORGUTS, ULCERATE, MESHUGGAH, DEATH, MISERY INDEX, SUFFOCATION, ATHEIST as well as DEATHSPELL OMEGA, KRALLICE.
"An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master" is the debut full length album of New York's technical death metal band PYRRHON.
The album is a nightmarish blend of clanging death metal with surreal psychedelic elements, jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling. The material was recorded and mixed by Dan Pilla at Bad Lab Studios in Tabernacle, NJ and mastered by Colin Marston (GORGUTS, DYSRHYTHMIA, KRALLICE) at The Thousand Caves Studios in Queens, NY. The cover art and layout were created by Caroline Harrison.
This 8-song CD will definitely appeal to fans of GORGUTS, ULCERATE, MESHUGGAH, DEATH, MISERY INDEX, SUFFOCATION, ATHEIST as well as DEATHSPELL OMEGA, KRALLICE.
NYC-based experimental metal outfit PYRRHON have released Running Out Of Skin, a new EP, via their Bandcamp page. A limited-edition CD pressing courtesy of PRC Music will follow shortly.
Running Out Of Skin is perhaps PYRRHON's most unconventional recording to date. Tracked entirely live and dispensing with the layered rhythm guitars common to most metal records, it consists of one new composed song — "Statistic Singular," which recounts a homicide witnessed by vocalist Doug Moore in 2012 — two standalone group improvisations, and a reinterpretation of Death's classic "Crystal Mountain." Both the purely improvisational tracks and the cover are firsts for PYRRHON's recorded catalog. The latter was the first song the band learned as a group, and serves as a send-off for longtime drummer Alex Cohen, who makes his last recorded appearance with PYRRHON here.
Like all the best aural descents into madness, this one has taken its time to ready itself for another level of technical insanity, but now on a much darker plane. It’s time for DYSTROPHY to showcase the latest step in evolution, their 2nd album "Wretched Host".
The album is bookended by two haunting pieces of violin work, provided by guest Ben Karas (AKA Valček) of Windfaerer and Thank You Scientist, while the meaty tracks in between boast of a dissonant, warped and twisted death metal. Downtuned riffs ring out among a maelstrom of rhythmic shifts, and guttural vocals intone tales of the experience of losing your mind, based on personal experiences.
"Wretched Host" was mixed by guitarist Peter Lloyd at One Stone Recording & Mastering in New Brunswick, NJ, in keeping with the band’s DIY ethic, and was mastered by Alan Douches (ATHEIST, DEATH, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY.
A must have for fans of DEATH, GORGUTS, ATHEIST, VOIVOD, RIPPING CORPSE, HUMANS REMAINS, DEATHSPELL OMEGA and the likes.
SEPUTUS is a long-running extreme metal collaboration between instrumentalist Steve Schwegler and vocalist Doug Moore, both currently of New York experimental metal act PYRRHON. MAN DOES NOT GIVE, their first officially-released LP, is a terrifying plunge into the depths of dissonant '90s-era American death metal, tempered by black metal melancholia and braced by elements of grind, thrash, and industrial noise. As carefully textured as it is ferociously direct, MAN DOES NOT GIVE offers a unique and vivid reflection of the ugliness and sorrow that pervade modern life.